Medicaid, MississippiCAN & MS CHIP

Mississippi Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal and state program created to provide health care to eligible, low income populations. This service is in place to provide access to quality health care coverage for vulnerable Mississippians. Enrolled and qualified dentist Medicaid providers are reimbursed for dental services. Mississippi Medicaid provides dental benefits for eligible children and limited dental benefits for covered adults.

Mississippi Cordinated Access Network (MIssissippiCAN)

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has implemented a managed care program called Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN). MississippiCAN is designed to get a better return on Mississippi’s health care investment by improving the health and well-being of Medicaid beneficiaries. MississippiCAN is a statewide coordinated care program designed to meet the following goals:
• improve beneficiary access to needed medical services,
• improve quality of care, and
• improve program efficiencies and cost predictability.

It is important to note Mississippi Medicaid health benefits encompasses multiple programs administered by the Division of Medicaid: Medicaid, MississippiCAN and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Mississippi Dental Association encourages all dentist providers to enroll in:
• Medicaid,
• MississippiCAN with Magnolia Health,
• MississippiCAN with UnitedHealthcare,
• CHIP with Magnolia Health and
• CHIP with UnitedHealthcare.

Mississippi Children's Health Insurance Program (MS CHIP)

The Mississippi Children’s Health Insurance Program (MS CHIP) provides insurance coverage for uninsured children up to age 19 whose family income does not exceed 200% of FPL. Families may earn up to 200% of the federal poverty level and be eligible for CHIP. A child must be determined ineligible for Medicaid before eligibility for CHIP can be considered.