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Blue Choice Option
Blue Choice Option
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A quality plan designed for people with Medicaid

Medicaid Managed Care is a New York State sponsored health insurance program.

As a Blue Choice Option member, you will receive these services at no cost:

  • Care by your Primary Care Providers (your doctor) who belongs to Blue Choice Option
  • Specialist visits referred by your doctor
  • Emergency care
  • Laboratory/radiology and other diagnostic test and treatments
  • OB/GYN and maternity care from a provider that you have chosen*
  • Mental health and alcohol/substance abuse services**
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy (some limits apply)
  • Eye exam and eyeglasses*
  • Hearing Services
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Home health services
  • Transportation for medical care available depending on the county you live in
  • Prescription drugs (copays may apply)
  • Dental Care
  • Women's health services include routine and preventative visits such as prenatal care, breast exams, mammograms and Pap test that do not require referrals

The following medical services can be received from any community provider that accepts Medicaid:

  • HIV testing, pre- and post- test counseling as part of a family planning visit
  • Family planning and reproductive health services

* Our unmatched provider panel of over 12,000 providers gives you quality choices of doctors, specialists and hospitals convenient for you.

** You can make an appointment for one visit every 12 months without a referral to a provider who belongs to the Blue Choice Option Program.

New Benefits Starting August 1

Beginning August 1, 2013 Blue Choice Option will be providing the Directly Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis Disease, Adult Day Health Care, and AIDS Adult Day Health Care benefits. These services will be included as part of your Blue Choice Option benefit package.

Directly Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis Disease

  • Provides observation and dispensing of medication, assessment of any adverse reactions to medications and case follow up.

Adult Day Health Care Services

  • Must be recommended by your Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • Provides some or all of the following; health education, nutrition, interdisciplinary care planning, nursing and social services, assistance and supervision with the activities of daily living, restorative rehabilitative and maintenance therapy, planned therapeutic or recreational activities, pharmaceutical services as well as, referrals for necessary dental services and sub-specialty care.

AIDS Adult Day Health Care Services

  • Must be recommended by your Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • Provides general medical and nursing care, substance abuse supportive services, mental health supportive services, individual and group nutritional services as well as, structured socialization, recreational and wellness/health promotion activities.

These services must be medically needed and arrange by Blue Choice Option.

For more information call Member Services Department at 1-800-650-4359.

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