Division of Health Care Access and Accountability (DHCAA)

The Division of Health Care Access and Accountability (DHCAA) administers Wisconsin’s Medicaid program and provides health care assistance to more than 1 million medically needy and low income individuals and families.  In addition the Division administers Wisconsin’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, FoodShare; conducts disability determinations for the federal Social Security Administration; operates Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES), the agency that determines eligibility and provides ongoing case management for Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, and FoodShare for Milwaukee County; works closely with the Income Maintenance Consortia which determine eligibility and provides ongoing case management for Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, and FoodShare; and manages Wisconsin’s Estate Recovery Program.

Programs and Services within the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability

BadgerCare Plus

A health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents including children, pregnant women, and adults.

Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled (EBD Medicaid) 

EBD Medicaid provides health care coverage to people who are age 65 and older, blind or who have a disability.


FoodShare is Wisconsin's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and it helps low-income Wisconsin residents buy food.

Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES)

MilES manages all aspects of public assistance programs in Milwaukee County, including determining eligibility and providing ongoing case management.

Family Planning Only Services

The Family Planning Only Services Program provides men and women certain family planning-related services to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Disability Determination Bureau (DDB)

The DDB is makes the decision regarding Wisconsin residents who are applying to be determined disabled by the Social Security Administration.

Estate Recovery

Wisconsin is required by state and federal laws to recover some of the money used to pay for certain services for Medicaid members.

Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program (WCDP)

The WCDP offers health care assistance to Wisconsin residents with chronic renal disease, hemophilia, and adult cystic fibrosis

Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP)

MAPP offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working with the chance to buy health care coverage from the Medicaid Program.


SeniorCare is Wisconsin's prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age and older and meet program rules.

Caretaker Supplement

Parents who receive SSI and are living with and caring for their minor children may be able to get an additional monthly cash benefit.

Medicaid State Plan

The Medicaid State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of Wisconsin's Medicaid program.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

The NEMT manager schedules rides to covered Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus appointments if members have no other way to get to their appointment.How to Apply for BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, FoodShare or Caretaker Supplement

Individuals and families can apply for benefits online, by phone, by mail or in person at their local agency.

Medicare Savings Programs

Wisconsin's Medicaid program may be able to help pay for certain Medicare costs for individuals that enroll in a Medicare Savings Program.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI is a monthly cash benefit paid to people with limited income who are age 65 or older or people of any age who are blind or disabled.

Division of Health Care Access and Accountability
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53707-0309

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Last Revised: July 18, 2016