Medicaid helps low-income individuals in certain groups pay for medical care and prescriptions. Medicaid is not a typical insurance program with monthly payments and deductibles; Medicaid pays providers directly for your care. Low-income beneficiaries aren’t the only group to receive Medicaid, as there are several other qualified groups that are covered (although some of this will change in upcoming healthcare reform).
Optum Idaho manages behavioral health benefits for Idaho Medicaid members. Visit Optum’s website to view member benefits and use their interactive search tool to find a provider near you. They offer a wide range of useful information on their Live and Work Well page. Click here for a member handbook. You can also find help accessing a provider by calling Optum’s Member Services Representatives at (855) 202-0973.