Member Services should be contacted when you move with a CMDP member from one area, county or to another state. CMDP needs to know the new address for the member. The member’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) should also be contacted. Advance notice to the PCP allows time for the transfer of medical files to a new health care provider or PCP. This ensures continuity of care. If you move with a member to another state, contact the DCS (Department of Child Safety) Specialist for assistance in getting health care services in the new state. The DCS Specialist must tell the new state about the plans to provide health care services for the member.
The DCS Specialist will determine if the member is eligible to receive Medicaid services in the new state. If the member is eligible, the foster caregiver will receive instructions on how to apply for Medicaid services. If the member is not Medicaid eligible in the new state, CMDP pays for all medically necessary health care services.
If the member is not Medicaid eligible, it is recommended that health care providers are identified in advance of placement in the new state. Member Services and Provider Services will provide assistance to the DCS Specialist with the process of identifying and registering health care providers.
Health care providers that should be identified are as follows:
- Medical providers, including any specialist if the member requires specialized medical care
- Dental Providers
- Behavioral Health/Mental Health Providers