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Reading the Health Plan Comparison Charts

 

People looking at charts.The health plan comparison charts are very, very important to use when you’re ready to join a health plan. We want to make sure you understand them completely.

The first thing you need to know is that every health plan has the same basic Medicaid services. But each plan may have different “extras.” Extras may be bonuses for your family, so be sure to look for them. Here are some other things to think about:

  • Do you want to be able to use the same hospital that you go to now? If so, check to see which health plans the hospital works with.
  • Are there specialists, counselors, or special services that you and your children use now? For example, you or someone in your family may be getting pregnancy care, mental health services, or physical therapy. If so, check to see if you can use the same providers and get the same services in the health plan you’re thinking about choosing.

If you have any more questions or need help understanding the comparison charts, call our call center.  You can also find answers on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Do you have a topic you’d like us to write about in a blog? Send us an email at blog@georgia-families.com. 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 if you want to send personal health information (PHI). PHI includes a Medicaid ID number, Social Security number and a member’s medical information.

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