|“We pay our insurance, and HIPP pays us back.”|
The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program reimburses for the cost of medical insurance premiums. An individual is eligible for HIPP when Medicaid finds it more cost effective to reimburse for an individual’s private health insurance premiums than to reimburse his or her medical bills directly through Medicaid.
By ensuring access to private health insurance, individuals who are eligible for HIPP can receive services that are not normally covered through Medicaid. Also, members of the family who are not eligible for Medicaid might be eligible to receive private insurance through HIPP.
HIPP helps people who might otherwise be uninsured. Providers can benefit from this program by receiving a higher payment from the private insurance carrier than from Medicaid. Providers can increase HIPP enrollment by telling their Medicaid patients about the program.
The following materials are available for download.
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