Medicaid in Illinois has 2 types of plans that are commonly given to children–All Kids and Managed Care plans. The short version of what these 2 packages are can be summed up by saying All Kids is a complete health insurance plan while Managed Care is a recommended care plan where some things may not be covered.
Both of these plans have specific uses for those in need of healthcare. Applications need to be submitted and approved before any coverage is granted.
So, what are the differences between All Kids and Managed Care when it comes to benefits and uses? Let’s take a look.
Illinois Medicaid All Kids
All Kids is, quite simply, a complete health insurance package for a child in need.
Illinois’ All Kids program is for children who need comprehensive, affordable, health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition. All Kids covers:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Prescription drugs
- Vision care & glasses
- Dental care
- Regular check-ups
- Immunization shots
- Medical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Physical therapy
- ABA services (As of October 2020)
To receive All Kids benefits, a family & child must meet several criteria. Check out the Illinois All Kids webpage for more information.
Click here to visit the State of Illinois application page.
Illinois Medicaid Managed Care
Managed care is a kind of health insurance program. When you enroll in managed care, you become a member of a Health Plan. You will have at least 5 Health Plans to choose from depending on where you live. The Health Plan you choose will offer you a full range of services while helping you coordinate your health care.
- Your health care needs
- Help manage your health care conditions
- Give you information you need to stay healthy
- Help you identify your health goals and create a care plan to achieve those goals
- Answer questions about your care
- Find a doctor or specialist
- Transition out of a hospital or facility
- Provide community resources
Unlike All Kids, managed care is not a comprehensive health plan. Managed care plans can help you find the care you need, but may not cover all the costs. Be sure to talk to a Medicaid representative if you have questions.
ABA Therapy from IABA Consultants
IABA consultants is now accepting All Kids Medicaid!
Medicaid Clinic Timeline:
- Oak Lawn: Current
- Naperville: May 2022
- Glenview: Summer 2022
- Managed Care Plans: Summer 2022
Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.
For details and coverage information, find the location closest to you and give us a call or send us an email.
If you have questions regarding autism treatment, education, or plans to use ABA therapy, we are here for you! Our goal is to make sure no family is turned away due to financial constraints. Our therapy team would love to talk to you. Find the location closest to you and give us a call. We’re here for you.