Medicaid Claiming and Public Safety Agencies
While Medicaid pays for traditional services like doctors’ appointments and hospital stays, it also covers other types of services. On average, 96 percent of Medicaid expenditures cover traditional direct services; the other 4 percent, however, cover non-service functions, including funding matches to states and localities for administrative expenses related to Medicaid. Those administrative expenses typically are used to fund social services, mental health, and public health programs through a program called Medicaid Administrative Claiming(MAC).Few public safety entities participate in MAC, even though they are eligible.
The Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Program
The nuts and bolts of MAC:
What is MAC?
What does MAC cover?
Who can claim MAC?
What is targeted case management(TCM)?
Prepared by COCHS Staff