This training reviews New York's Medicaid coverage for the treatment of emergency medical conditions (often referred to as "Emergency Medicaid") for individuals who are not eligible for regular Medicaid benefits due to their immigration status. The materials describe problems faced by individuals in need of ongoing care and how other states have addressed these issues.
These materials have been updated to include policy guidance issued on May 12, 2010 by the New York State Department of Health. This guidance includes an updated the DOH-4471 form for the Certification of Ttreatment of an Emergency Medical Condition. See GIS 10 MA/012 and the revised form at http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/publications/pub2010gis.htm.
This article was authored by the Health Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society.