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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has some programs within Medicaid that can provide additional services to Medicaid members. In addition, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has developed some special programs that are either paid for by Medicaid or based on Medicaid eligibility qualifies you or someone in your family for the program.
Programs & Services
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
Women who have been screened by a local health department and found to need treatment for breast or cervical cancer can receive treatment through Kentucky Medicaid Services.
- Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Services (EPSDT) Program
EPSDT is a federally mandated Medicaid program for children.
- Medicare Savings Plan Program
Kentucky Medicaid provides partial financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles, or coinsurance.
- Medicaid Works
Medicaid Works is a program for people with disabilities who work.
- School-Based Health Services
School-Based Health Services must be included in the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- Tobacco Cessation
Kentucky Medicaid provides coverage for FDA-approved tobacco cessation products and any counseling you may need. Also, the Kentucky Department for Public Health provides tobacco cessation programs. Some are provided in your county by the local health department.
- Medicaid Waivers
Kentucky currently offers 5 Medicaid Waivers. These 1915(c) waivers allow Kentucky to "waive" certain Medicaid requirements and provide long-term care services and supports in a member's home or community, rather than in an institutional setting.
- Health Access Nurturing and Development Services (HANDS)
HANDS is a program operated by the Department for Public Health and is a voluntary home visitation program for any new or expectant parents. HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children.
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) could help you. This program is also operated by the Department for Public Health.
- First Steps Program
First Steps is a statewide early intervention system that is operated through the Department for Public Health and provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families.
- Colon Cancer Prevention Program
The Kentucky Colon Cancer Prevention Program is operated by the Department for Public Health. It is a population-based health initiative to reduce new cases of colon cancer, along with associated disability and death, with the involvement of state, regional and local health professionals.
- Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This program is administered by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. This program helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC Program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from various diseases.