Medical Care Expense Assistance

Description: Programs that pay the hospital bills, doctor bills, laboratory expenses or other health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary health care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain medical care. Medical bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements. (LH-5100.5000) Also see category Financial Assistance, Other

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500 Exchange Street
RI 02903
Phone: 401-459-1000
Organization Name: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Address: 500 Exchange Street
RI 02903
Phone: 401-459-1000
Services Provided: Health Insurance
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/27/2017
Organization Name: Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
Address: 910 Douglas Pike
RI
Toll Free Phone: 800-459-6019
Eligibility: A RIte Care plan for families, children, pregnant women and children with special health care needs.
Services Provided: NHPRI follows the Network model and serves the following Medicaid populations in Rhode Island:

Families with low to moderate income
Children with special health care needs
All children in the RI foster care system
Medicaid-only adults with disabilities
Medicaid expansion population, and
Dually eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) beneficiaries
We also serve individuals and small businesses through HealthSource RI (Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange).

ACCESS is Neighborhood’s plan through the RIte Care program for children, families and pregnant women. [https://www.nhpri.org/CurrentMembers/ChooseYourPlan/Access.aspx]

A number of Care Coordination programs are available through Neighborhood including:
Neonatal Case Management Program can help you coordinate and manage the many needs of your baby after being discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSN) Care Management Program can help to improve a child's health and wellness if they are at risk due to complex medical and/or social issues.
The Substitute Care Program can help improve the health and wellness of children in foster care.
Provider Profiles: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood) is a non-profit HMO that was founded in 1994 to make sure everyone in the state has access to high-quality, low-cost health care. Neighborhood has been ranked as one of the top Medicaid health plans in America for the past twelve years and currently serves more than 190,000 members. Neighborhood also recently extended its great service, benefits and value to individuals and businesses through HealthSource RI – the state’s health insurance exchange
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/13/2018
Organization Name: Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Address: 1210 Pontiac Avenue
RI 02920
Phone: 401-270-0101
Toll Free Phone: 855-747-3224
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) provides:
• Live answer call center during business hours, return calls within two business days
• Care coordination and service linkage for families with children with special health care needs
• Support for families navigating the special education process for children with special needs through our Parent Training and Information Center [http://www.parentcenterhub.org/]
• Support for families navigating transition to adult services for young adults with special needs
• Support for families with children with special health care needs through our Cedar Family Center

• Connection to Family Voices and Family-to-Family information and peer support groups [http://www.familyvoices.org/]
• Help with access to health care and health insurance including Healthsource RI, Medicaid, Medicare, and more
• Services provided in English and Spanish
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.

RIPIN’s staff are Certified Community Health Workers who have navigated health care and/or education systems for themselves or a loved one allowing for the inclusion of a peer perspective to our support to families.
Location:
RI Parent Information Network
1210 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018
75 Fountain Street
RI 02902
Phone: 844-301-4093
Organization Name: Tufts Health Plan
Address: 75 Fountain Street
RI 02902
Phone: 844-301-4093
Services Provided: Health Insurance
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/27/2017
United Healthcare Community Plan
475 Kilvert Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Organization Name: United Healthcare of New England
Address: United Healthcare Community Plan
475 Kilvert Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Toll Free Phone: 800-587-5187
Eligibility: UnitedHealthcare offers coverage to beneficiaries of Rhode Island's RIte Care program, including Children With Special Healthcare Needs. Children with Special Healthcare Needs includes: children who are eligible for Rhode Island Medical Assistance through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Katie Beckett or Adoption Subsidy.) Eligibility for enrollment in RIte Care is determined by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Eligibility basis Children under the age of 21 are eligible for Medical Assistance due to their eligibility for Katie Becket, SSI, or Adoption subsidy Must live in Rhode Island Are not covered by other health insurance And do not live in an institutional long-term facility
Services Provided: Members with children who are eligible for the Rlte Smiles program can visit the UnitedHealthcare Dental Rlte Smiles dentist locator site. Children born after May 1, 2000 are eligible for the RIte Smiles program. [https://www.uhccommunityplan.com/ri/chip/children-with-special-health-care-needs/find-a-dentist.html]
Provider Profiles: Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSN) is Rhode Island's Medicaid managed care plan for Children with a disability or chronic condition and they are determined eligible for: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Katie Beckett or Adoption Subsidy through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). When eligible for Medicaid, parents or guardians are then given a choice of enrollment in a participating health plan. Children who live in an institutional facility are excluded from health plan enrollment. In those situations, children will be enrolled in traditional Medicaid Fee-For-Service.

Children with Special Healthcare Needs may qualify for RIte Care under UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The Department of Human Services will enroll Children with Special Healthcare Needs who are eligible for Medicaid.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/27/2019

Cranston, RI

Organization Name: The State of Rhode Island
Address: Center for Child and Family Health Hazard Building #74
74 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Services Provided: Lead Agency for RI Early Intervention Program
The EOHHS agencies touch the lives of consumers and the communities where they live in a wide variety of ways.
Whether you are looking for yourself, a family member or friend, our goal is to help you find high quality, cost effective health and human services.We can also assist you in locating information about public health issues like immunizations and disease prevention and guide you in finding the license status of the professionals and facilities that provide healthcare, child care, and services and supports to elders and people with disabilities.
Provider Profiles: The Executive Office of Health and Human Services agencies offer Rhode Island consumers the services and supports necessary to lead safe, healthy and independent lives.
Services for:
Families with children
Adults, ages 19-64,
Elders

People w/ Special Needs:People with Disabilities and Special Needs have access to the right services, at the right time and in the least restrictive setting.
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 2/20/2017