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Medicaid/Medi-Cal

A combined federal and state program administered by the county or the state that provides comprehensive medical benefits for TANF, SSI or Refugee Cash Assistance recipients; and people who have linkage to these programs, i.e., who meet all of the program requirements but do not receive TANF, SSI or Refugee Cash Assistance benefits and automatic Medicaid coverage, usually because of income from another source. People who are eligible for Medicaid/Medi-Cal are entitled to health care, both in and out of a hospital or nursing home, from the Medicaid/Medi-Cal-certified health care provider of their choice. Federal regulations specify mandated services, but states can specify additional services and eligibility standards. At the state's option, personal care services for persons who need assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living may be provided in the home.

Taxonomy Code: NL-500.500

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