- Time to Transition An administrative delay in implementation of the shift from Medicaid to Medicare for PLADs beneficiaries - from July 1 to September 15, 2004 - an additional 11 weeks of transition time.
- Early Enrollment Federal cooperation to allow Mississippi PLADs beneficiaries an exclusive advance enrollment opportunity for Medicare prescription drug cards and some patient assistance programs.
- Sign-Up Assistance Implementation of a 77 day public education plan to contact all 47,000 PLADs beneficiaries to assist them with their enrollment in the correct prescription plans.
- Good News for At-Risk Beneficiaries Additional time for continued positive waiver negotiations with federal officials which will allow 18,000 at-risk beneficiaries to remain on Medicaid.
For more information on Mississippi's Medicaid charges, call Gov. Barbour's Medicaid hotline at 1-800-421-2408.