Medical items that a child needs such as glasses, wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc. are the responsibility of Medicaid, if the child is Medicaid eligible, with DCBS being the last alternative for payment.
For all children receiving Medicaid, the cost of non-emergency medical transportation is supported by the Department of Medicaid Services, either through the regional transportation broker or managed care provider.
- The R&C worker provides the foster home parent with the broker or managed care provider's information, to ensure the foster home can provide/arrange the child's transportation to necessary medical appointments.
- The Billing Specialist may authorize all medical bills without special approval after verifying that no other source (such as Medicaid or private health insurance) has primary responsibility for the medical bills.
- The Billing Specialist may authorize payment for those medical supplies/over-the-counter medications prescribed by a physician that would routinely not be kept in a medicine cabinet (e.g. Melatonin, lice medication, B-12, Vitamins, etc.).