The Medicaid Cancer program provides full Medicaid benefits to uninsured individuals under age 65 who have been screened for breast or cervical cancer under the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and are found to need treatment for either breast or cervical cancer, including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer. The Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) is the CDC provider that will complete the screening. If an individual has another type of cancer but the primary cancer is breast or cervical cancer, they may still meet the requirement. An individual who is diagnosed with a precancerous condition can only receive Medicaid for three months under the Cancer program.
An individual must meet the general Medicaid requirements along with the following requirements:
- Screened by the UCCP
- Need treatment for breast or cervical cancer or a precancerous condition
- Cannot be eligible for any other Medicaid program unless a spenddown, premium or asset co-pay is required to qualify
- Have no creditable health insurance coverage which covers treatment of breast or cervical cancer
- Must be under the age of 65