- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking public comment on:
- A Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, known as the BadgerCare Reform Demonstration Waiver. Learn more about the BadgerCare Reform proposed changes, including public hearings, how to access or request waiver documents, and how to submit comments.
- A Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver to continue providing Medicaid coverage to former foster care youth residing in Wisconsin who were in foster care under the responsibility of another state when they turned 18 years old. Learn more about the waiver for coverage of former foster care youth, including public hearings, how to access or request waiver documents, and how to submit comments.
- DHS is seeking feedback on a draft plan for monitoring access to fee-for-service health care through its Medicaid program.
Wisconsin's ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for the elderly, blind or disabled provide health care for those who are:
- Age 65 or older, blind or disabled,
- With family income at or below the monthly program limit, and
- Who are United States citizens or legal immigrants.
The type of Medicaid plan you may be eligible for depends on your income, assets, and type of care you need.
Community Waivers help elderly, blind or disabled people live in their own homes or in the community, rather than a state institution or a nursing home.
Emergency Services Plan only covers medical services needed for the treatment of an emergency medical condition for documented and undocumented non-citizens.
Family Care is a long term care program for groups who are elderly, people with physical disabilities or with developmental disabilities.
Medicaid Deductible plan can help if you have high medical bills and your income is over the Medicaid program income limits.
Medicaid Purchase Plan provides health care for people with disabilities who work.
Medicare Savings Programs (also called Medicare Premium Assistance) can help some people pay their Medicare Part A and B premiums, coinsurance and deductibles.
Tuberculosis (TB) Related Services help people who need treatment for tuberculosis.
Well Woman Medicaid Plan helps women who have been diagnosed with and are in need of treatment for breast and cervical cancer.
Estate Recovery Program
The Estate Recovery Program provides information about which members and programs are affected, how the recovery of an estate is made in order to collect repayment for certain services, and situations where repayment may not be recovered from an estate.
Personal Care Services for Fee-for-Service Medicaid
Personal care services are services that help with medically necessary daily activities so that a person can stay in his or her home. Medicaid members who get personal care services on a fee-for-service basis need to have their health and personal care needs assessed each year.
Find Help in Your Area
- Medicaid contacts.
- Call Member Services at 1-800-362-3002 to contact a Disability Benefit Specialist or Elder Benefit Specialist at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) or County Aging Office.
Other Health Care Programs
If you are not elderly, blind or disabled, and you are in need of health care coverage, you may be able to enroll in a BadgerCare Plus, including Family Planning Only Services and BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Services. For more information call Member Services at 1-800-362-3002.
To see what programs you may be able to enroll in, visit ACCESS.wi.gov and click on "Am I Eligible?" or go directly to "Apply for Benefits".