Washington County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
www.maryland.gov
Resource Details
Alternate Name Washington County DSS, Medical Assistance
Description OVERVIEW: Provides assistance with screening and applying for Medical Assistance/Medicaid/MA. Medical Assistance provides health coverage for some low-income individuals, families, older adults and people with disabilities. Also assists individuals with questions/concerns regarding the Medicare Beneficiary programs.
 
SERVICES:
 
1) QUALIFIED DISABLED AND WORKING INDIVIDUALS: Serves individuals 65 and older or working disabled individuals 65 and under who are blind, physically disabled, or developmentally disabled. Requires documentation of disability.    
 
2) QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARY PROGRAM: Serves individuals who are on Medicare. Helps pay for Part A and  Part B premiums, co-payments, and deductibles. If you have questions/concerns, please call Medicare at 800-633-4227.
 
3) SPECIFIED LOW-INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES: Serves individuals who are Medicare recipients but who are ineligible for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. Pays only Part B premium. Includes $20 per month income disregard. If you have any questions/concerns, please call Medicare at 800-633-4227. 
 
4) EXPANDED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Assists individuals and families may qualify for health care benefits under the Health Care Reform. Eligibility is based on income limits.  If you currently have Medical Assistance and have questions, call the MA Helpline at 800-456-8900. If you are uninsured and seeking to apply for MA call a local DSS, or Maryland Health Connection at 855-642-8572.    

INTAKE: Individuals apply to their local Department of Social Services or Health Department. Most clients determined to be eligible for Medical Assistance are required to choose a health care provider (Managed Care Organization or MCO). The Managed Care System is called Health Choice and affects all existing Medical Assistance clients and new applicants. Medical Assistance recipients have 21 days to choose an MCO provider and submit forms. If they do not choose a provider within that time frame, they will automatically be assigned one. Home visits are available to assist homebound clients with the application process. Medical Assistance recipients may choose to switch MCO providers on an annual basis during the open enrollment period.

5) LONG TERM CARE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: Medical insurance for clients who are residing in a long term care facility for more than 30 days.
 
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Washington County
 
Hours of operation:
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Low-income, uninsured individuals and families. Must meet income guidelines.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for appointment or further information.
Documents Required Photo ID, proof of income, and social security cards for all household members.
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Washington County Department of Social Services, Families with Children
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Contact Information
Fax Number 240-420-2299
Main 240-420-2330
Washing County Department of Social Services 240-420-2100
The Door to Healthcare 855-642-8572
Medical Assistance Helpline 800-456-8900
Phone 5 800-633-4227
Main Contact Name Sharon Shafer
Main Contact Title Family Investment Supervisor
Main Contact Phone 240-420-2320
Main Contact Email Address sharon.shafer@maryland.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name
Director or Senior Administrator Title
Director or Senior Administrator Phone
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address
Sites offering this Program 122 North Potomac Street