Medical Card Braces Coverage in Illinois
Orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk accepts limited number of patients with Illinois Medical Card for orthodontic treatment: braces
If your child has Illinois Medical Card program his orthodontic treatment might be covered under the program. To be eligible for orthodontic coverage your child must first be seen for a consultation with our orthodontist and then get a pre-approval from the state of Illinois. For details about Medical Card braces coverage in Illinois, please read bellow or call our office to set up a free consultation with our orthodontist.
Medical Card Orthodontic/Braces Coverage ExplainedMedical Card (Medicaid) is a government-funded health care coverage available to low-income families and individuals in the state of Illinois. Illinois has two Medical Card programs for children: Family Care and All Kids. All Kids insurance provides health care to children of low-income families, while Family Care provides coverage for children and their parents. Both of these programs might assists in paying braces.
Who qualifies for braces under Illinois Medical Card (Medicaid)?
Children covered under Illinois Medical Card are eligible for orthodontic coverage as long as they have all permanent teeth and get pre-approved by the state for braces. The first step to getting a state pre-approval is obtaining a consultation with a state certified orthodontist.Our orthodontist serves the residents of the following areas:
What type of orthodontic treatment can be covered by Medical Card (Medicaid)?
Comprehenisive orthodontic treatment (braces) can be covered by Illinois Medical Card. Phase I orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive or early treatment such as growh modification, palatal (upper jaw) expansion and multiple other fixed and/or removable orthodontic appliances are not covered by Illinois Medical Card. If you child requires Phase I interceptive treatment or a fixed or removable orthodontic appliance other than braces, you will be responsible for the cost of treatment.
How do I find out if my child qualifies for braces under Illinois Medical Card program?
To find out if your child will be covered for orthodontic treatment, you must first see our orthodontist for a free orthodontic consultation. At the complimentary consultation, our orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk will evaluate your child and will let you know if he/she qualifies to have the records (photographs and X-ray images) submitted for state pre-approval. There is no charge to you for initial orthodontic consultation and necessary records. Once the records are submitted to the state, it takes 2-3 weeks to get a pre-approval decision. The decision can be either "approved" or "denied" for orthodontic treatment.
What if my child is approved by Illinois Medical Card for braces?
If your child is approved for orthodontic treatment, we will schedule you for complete orthodontic records. At this appointment all necessary X-rays, photographs, models, and measurements will be taken and our orthodontist will discuss your child's treatment plan with you. After the records appointment we can proceed with your child orthodontic treatment.
What if my child is "denied" for braces coverage through Illinois Medical Card?
If your child does not qualify for orthodontic treatment through Illinois Medical Card program, you will get a letter stating that the tretment wad denied. However, we believe that every child deserves a beautiful, confident smile, so we will work with you to help you establish a financial arangement that will work for your family's budget. We understand that your child's future is very important to you and we will try to do everything possible to help you provide your child with a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime. We have multiple payment plans and options that could be customized to your budget.
Orthodontic Experts Ltd. 1020 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Second Floor Arlington Heights, IL, 60005 tel. (847) 749-4340 www.orthodonticexprts.comPara obtener información acerca de la que cobertura la tarjeta médica de ortodoncia (frenos) españoles visitar Tarjeta médica frenos For more information about Illinois Medical Card orthodontic coverage visit Public Aid Braces or Medicaid Orthodontist Illinois websites.