The redetermination process can be complicated and overwhelming for many Medicaid recipients
Managed by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), the Illinois Medicaid program is gearing up for the redetermination process, an annual review of an individual's eligibility for Medicaid benefits following a three-year absence due to the pandemic.
In Illinois, over 3 million people rely on
Medicaid for their healthcare coverage.
(Source: Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services)
The redetermination process requires current Medicaid recipients to provide updated information about their income, residency, and other eligibility criteria to ensure they still meet the program's requirements. Medicaid recipients in Illinois are notified of their redetermination deadlines and must submit their information within the specified timeframe. Failure to complete the redetermination process can result in the loss of Medicaid benefits.
The redetermination process can be complicated and overwhelming for many Medicaid recipients. That is where Affinity Patient Coordination comes in to assist.
Working with health plans, Affinity Patient Coordination is a service that can help Medicaid recipients through the redetermination process by offering assistance to ensure that recipients have the necessary support to complete the redetermination process accurately.
Affinity Patient Coordination has trained professionals to help Medicaid recipients gather the necessary documentation, complete forms accurately, and submit them on time. They can also assist with technology access issues that may prevent Medicaid recipients from completing the process.
According to a study published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, patients who receive assistance from patient navigators have a higher likelihood of completing the Medicaid redetermination process accurately and on time.
By utilizing the services of Affinity Patient Coordination, Medicaid recipients can ensure that their benefits continue if they are deemed eligible during the redetermination process. This process helps to reduce the risk of losing healthcare coverage and allows recipients to access the healthcare services they need to maintain their health and well-being.
The redetermination process is a critical aspect of the Medicaid program in Illinois. However, the process can be complicated and overwhelming for many Medicaid recipients. That is why services like Affinity Patient Coordination are essential to provide the necessary support to complete the redetermination process accurately and on time. By doing so, Medicaid recipients can continue to receive healthcare coverage and access the services they need to maintain their health and well-being.