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Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Medicaid Members: Receive Free COVID-19 Tests at Pharmacies

On Monday, Jan. 31, Medicaid-enrolled pharmacies began distributing rapid COVID-19 tests to members of BadgerCare Plus and most Medicaid enrollees for no cost. Members were sent this information via email, the ForwardHealth COVID-19 webpage and through the Member Services call line. Members need only to present their ForwardHealth ID card, either physically or on their […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Government

State Boosts Some Medicaid Reimbursements By 5%

MADISON – The State of Wisconsin is using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to fund a 5 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursements paid to several types of home and community-based services. The change was announced this week by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The new reimbursement […]

Posted inHealth, Local news

Veyo Provides Transportation for Medicaid Patients

Starting today, Wisconsin Medicaid will be partnering with Veyo to arrange rides for non-emergency medical transportation, otherwise known as NEMT. Members who are eligible to receive this benefit will not have to do anything different when arranging for rides. Providers who request rides for their patients will also follow the same protocol. The phone number, […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: How We Bounce Back by DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake This week, Wisconsin’s budget committee voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and long-term care services for more Wisconsinites and declining more than $1.6 billion in federal […]

Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news

State will Expand Addiction Recovery Treatment Starting Monday

State-administered Medicaid will expand its coverage of residential substance abuse recovery startingFeb. 1, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services officials announced Friday. The state has offered coverage for certain types of recovery programs since 2017, according to therelease. That coverage, provided through the Comprehensive Community Services program, focused ontreatment on programs offered in facilities […]

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