What is CareFirst DC?

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CareFirst CHPDC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance benefits and services to over 66,000 enrollees in the District of Columbia.

Is CareFirst DC Medicaid?

In joining the Medicaid program, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) brings 80 plus years of experience in meeting the health care needs of its members and they serve more than 3.3 million enrollees in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland region.

Is CareFirst and Blue Cross Blue Shield the same?

In its 80th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.2 million individuals and …

Is CareFirst Blue Preferred PPO?

Our Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans offer the most choice of providers. You can receive care from the PPO network of more than 55,000 providers locally and hundreds of thousands nationally. In addition, you can go out-of-network and pay slightly more. Our top plan—BluePreferred PPO Gold 500—is a PPO plan.

Who takes DC Medicaid?

Individuals without dependent children (childless adults), parents/caretaker relatives, children up to age 21, and pregnant women can submit a DC Health Link application for financial assistance to pay for health coverage to be screened and determined eligible for Medicaid if all eligibility factors are met.

What is the difference between a PPO and a POS?

In general the biggest difference between PPO vs. POS plans is flexibility. A PPO, or Preferred Provider Organization, offers a lot of flexibility to see the doctors you want, at a higher cost. POS, or Point of Service plans, have lower costs, but with fewer choices.

Can you use DC Medicaid in Maryland?

Can I use my Medicaid coverage in any state? A: No. Because each state has its own Medicaid eligibility requirements, you can’t just transfer coverage from one state to another, nor can you use your coverage when you’re temporarily visiting another state, unless you need emergency health care.

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