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    Introducing the mihealth card

    The mihealth   ("my health") card   is a permanent plastic health ID card that's issued to Michigan Medicaid, Emergency Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) and Adult Benefits Waiver  (ABW) beneficiaries. The mihealth card replaced the monthly Medicaid blue paper card.

    The mihealth card indicates the  beneficiary name  and  beneficiary ID number  (white or black font) on the front of the card but does not indicate eligibility information and does not guarantee eligibility. Providers must obtain a beneficiary's eligibility information using the CHAMPS Eligibility Inquiry prior to rendering services.

    If the beneficiary does not have their mihealth card, providers can access their eligibility information with the following search methods: 1. Beneficiary ID number (8-digit Medicaid, CSHCS, or ABW ID number), 2. Beneficiary social security number and date of birth, or 3. Beneficiary name and SSN (or date of birth).


    mihealth card Facts:

    • The mihealth card is mailed to Michigan Medicaid, Emergency MedicaidCSHCS and ABW  beneficiaries when their application is approved (only if they do not have a mihealth card already).
    • The monthly blue Medicaid paper card is no longer issued to Medicaid beneficiaries. 
    • The mihealth card indicates the  beneficiary name  and  beneficiary ID number  on the front of the card.
    • Beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicaid Health Plan, or ABW County Health Plan will receive a mihealth card and will also receive a Health Plan ID card (if they do not have one already).  
    • Each beneficiary will receive their own mihealth card with their name and ID number (8-digit Medicaid, CSHCS or ABW ID number) located on the front of the mihealth card.
    • Beneficiaries will keep the mihealth card and use it each month that they are eligible for Medicaid, CSHCS or ABW.
    • Deductible beneficiairies will receive a mihealth card only when they meet their deductible and become eligible for Medicaid.  They will continue to use the same mihealth card for any future months they become eligible for Medicaid.  

     

         Important Information:

    • The mihealth card  does not indicate eligibility information and does not guarantee eligibility .
    • Providers should always verify eligibility on using the CHAMPS Eligiblity Inquiry.
    • Providers must always note the Benefit Plan ID indicated on the eligibility response.  
    • Document or retain the eligibility verification response .  This is your evidence of eligibility.


    Verifying Eligibility

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    Beneficiary Eligibility Policy


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