What is Medically Indigent Program (MIP)?Medically Indigent Program (MIP) is a 100% locally funded program established by P.L. 17-83 in October 1983 to provide financial assistance with health care cost to individuals who meet the necessary income, resource and residency requirements.
Who qualifies for MIP?
What are the income and resource limitations?Income limitation for full MIP coverage follows 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines that is updated and effective October 1st of each fiscal year.
What if my gross monthly income exceeds the gross income limitations?The following applicant may still be eligible for the partial MIP coverage if the applicant’s gross income exceeds the gross income limitations:
What is my liability rate if I’m eligible for partial coverage for MIP?
The following is a table of the percentage of an applicant’s liability for program medical services rendered for each range of available income per month above the income guidelines:
|Regular MIP||Afflicted with TB, Leprosy, Lytico, Bodig, ESRD or DM (Insulin Dependent)||Percentage Liability|
|$ 1 – $ 50||$ 1 – $ 167||7%|
|$051 – $100||$168 – $ 335||15%|
|$101 – $150||$336 – $ 502||22%|
|$151 – $200||$503 – $ 670||30%|
|$201 – $251||$671 – $ 837||37%|
|$252 – $300||$838 – $1,000||45%|
LIQUID RESOURCES:The maximum allowable liquid resources of all member of the Medically Indigent Program shall not exceed the two thousand dollars ($ 2,000) household limitation. These resources shall include but is not limited to the following:
VEHICLE, REAL PROPERTY AND OTHER RESOURCES:
Must an application be completed prior to the interview?Yes. An application for Public Assistance Program form must be completed and submitted to the Receptionist. The Receptionist will set you up for an interview appointment to an Eligibility Specialist (ES). All required documents should also be submitted during the interview.
Does the Head of Household have to be present during the interview?Yes, but exception will be made. If the head of household is incapacitated or unable to make it to the interview, the spouse or an authorized representative must be present.
When will I be informed of my eligibility status?The Eligibility Specialist (ES) has thirty (30) days from the date of interview to determine your eligibility.
When does eligibility begin?If eligible, eligibility begins on the first day of the month of application.
If eligible, when do I get my MIP Card?Your MIP card will be mailed to the address indicated in your application on the following month after you are determined eligible. You should inform your ES of any change of address. If you do not receive your MIP card by the tenth (10th) of the month, you should inform your ES so a temporary MIP card can be issued to you.
Do I have to apply every month?No. If you are fifty-five (55) years old and over with unearned or no income, you will be certified for twelve (12) months. All other recipients are given a maximum of six (6) months eligible. You need to renew to continue your MIP coverage.
What Medical/Dental services does MIP pay?
Intermediate Care Services
Audio logical Examination and Hearing Aids
Orthopedic Conditions and Prosthetic Appliances
Home Health Services
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Acupuncture Care and Chiropractic Care
Off-island Medical Care and Air Transportation