Vermont Medicaid covers the expenses of medically necessary services for qualified residents. Medical services should be specified by a doctor and provided by a Medicare approved health care agent.
Following are the services covered under Vermont Medicare:
Ambulance services are provided for patients under emergency conditions or for transportation of hospital inpatients.
These include periodic cleaning, prevention and diagnosis, root canal treatment, oral surgery for removal, replacement of teeth and dentures. Coverage of dental care services for adults is limited to certain amount per year.
This program provides wide range of services such as physical exams, lab tests, vision screening, immunizations, hearing and dental screening and health education for newborns, children and young adults.
These services include nursing facility; speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy; medical supplies and equipment suitable for home use.
Medicaid provides coverage of Hospice services to terminally ill patients for both inpatients and outpatients. These services have a maximum limit of 210 days.
This program offers long-term health care to the elderly or physically disabled residents, by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
These services are provided only to beneficiaries below 21 years, enrolled in Dr. Dynasaur program. The attendants providing personal care should be employed by nursing service or home health agencies.
These services are provided by professionals, including psychologists and psychiatrists by many mental health centers.
These include routine visits and check-ups, diagnostic tests and immunizations which are provided in hospital, home, office or nursing centers.
These services are meant for non-routine foot treatments such as treatment of wounds from infection and surgery for the removal of ingrown nails.
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, in association with other organizations, provides education, prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Pharmaceutical supplies include drugs, vitamins and other items, which can be obtained from pharmacies. Covered items must be prescribed by a doctor.
Other services covered by Medicaid include audiology, acupuncture, abortion, chiropractic services, vision care, family planning and certain transportation facilities.