Monthly Archive: July 2011

Which Health Plan Should You Choose?

  It’s time to choose a health plan to get your Medicaid services. Remember, a health plan is a group of doctors, nurses, hospitals and others that work together to give health services to members. We at Georgia Families can help you choose by telling you which extra services each plan offers.  You should pick the …

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Some Medicaid Members Cannot Join Health Plans

  Most Medicaid and all PeachCare for Kids members must enroll in a Georgia Families health plan to get their Medicaid health care services. Georgia Families is only for members already enrolled in Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids. If you want to apply for Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids, call or visit your county DFCS …

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Changing Health Plans

  If you want to change health plans, you can do it — but only during certain times. Read this blog to find out when and how to change plans. Enrollment means signing up for (or joining). When you enroll in a health plan, you sign up for the plan through Georgia Families. When you …

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Choosing Doctors

  When you enroll in a health plan, you choose your own doctor — called a Primary Care Provider (PCP). If you do not choose one at the time of enrollment, your health plan will choose one for you. It’s better if you choose! Read more to find out why. A PCP, or Primary Care Provider, …

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Health Plans and Medicaid

  Do you find that it’s hard to understand the difference between Medicaid and a health plan? Lots of people do — and that’s why we’re writing about it in today’s blog. Medicaid is a government program that helps low income people pay for medical care. Each state runs its own Medicaid program, and each …

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Health Check visits

Keeping kids healthy is an important goal for Georgia Families. We know how busy you can be juggling family schedules, but it’s important to make time for your children’s health. Children who are Medicaid members or in PeachCare for Kids should get regular checkups called Health Check visits. Regular checkups from birth through age 18 …

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Facebook and Twitter

Georgia Families is here to serve you! We want to give you information about our program in as many ways as possible, so we’ve started this weekly blog to answer your questions and help you understand all about health plans and Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids services. We’ve also found other ways to communicate with …

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Why email isn’t private

You may have seen our warnings that say “Please know that email is not private. Messages you send can be copied or read by others. If you send us an email, this tells us that you know and accept the risks. You may email us, but please consider calling, faxing, or sending us a letter …

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Information about your health is protected

A few years ago the government put in place laws to protect everyone’s health records and health information. Certain information is called “protected health information” and cannot be shared without your permission. So, if you visit a doctor or join a health plan, only certain people at the doctor and plan offices have access to …

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How to enroll via fax, mail or online

We have told you the many ways that you can enroll in Georgia Families. When it is time for you to join, we will send you an enrollment packet in the mail. You can enroll over the phone, online and at community enrollment sessions, and you can also enroll by sending your form by mail or fax. Fill …

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