CHIP Patients Can Be Treated Without Co-Pay

CHIP Patients Can Be Treated Without Co-Pay

Any person enrolled in a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plan and living in a Hurricane Harvey Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declared county may be seen by a doctor without co-pay (free of charge) through November 30, 2017.chip-english

As an organization that treats a large number of CHIP patients, Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) hopes that this additional reduction of cost will allow families to get children affected by the recent storm to a doctor if needed.

“At times, we see our families enrolled in the CHIP program having difficulty covering the co-pay needed to see a doctor,” says LSFHC Communications & Outreach Manager Ashley Hamlin, “We know this co-pay cut will assist these families in a time of increased financial hardship.”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a request from the State of Texas to waive CHIP co-payments for members who have a permanent address in the declared disaster counties.

Children are not required to have an illness or injury that is storm related, and may see a doctor without the required co-pay for any medical need.


Cualquier persona con la aseguranza de salud para niños CHIP que vive en un condado declarado en desastre por la agencia federal de emergencia ( FEMA) debido al huracán Harvey puede ser visto por un doctor sin tener un copago (gratis- libre de costo) hasta el 30 de Noviembre del 2017.chip-spanish

Como una organización que atiende a muchos pacientes con CHIP, Lone Star Family Health Center ( LSFHC) espera que esta reducción adicional del costo permita que familias lleven a los niños que fueron afectados por la reciente tormenta al doctor si es necesario.

Los centros de servicios de Medicare y Medicaid aprobaron la solicitud del estado de Texas para omitir los copagos de CHIP para miembros que tengan una dirección permanente en condados declarados en desastre.

Los niños no requieren de una enfermedad o lesión debido a la tormenta y puede ver a un doctor sin el copago requerido para cualquier necesidad médica.

By | 2017-09-11T14:17:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News|Comments Off on CHIP Patients Can Be Treated Without Co-Pay