Your Baby Must Have
His or Her Own Medicaid I.D. Number
If you are pregnant,
or just delivered a baby, your baby must have his or her own Medicaid Identification
procedures are performed even on unborn children, and your doctors must have
the baby's Medicaid number to bill Medicaid for services. Without
a Medicaid number, Medicaid will not pay claims for your baby.
To get a number
for your baby, you must first tell your Medicaid eligibility worker that you
are pregnant and verify your expected due date. Your worker will add your
baby to your Medicaid case. When your Medicaid Identification Card is
printed, it will have your baby's Medicaid number on it. Until your baby
is born, his or her name must be listed as "Unborn" on the card. The baby's
date of birth will be the expected date of birth.
the birth of your baby, or termination of pregnancy, immediately to your Medicaid
eligibility worker. The worker will make the necessary changes to your
Medicaid case, including the baby's name and actual birth date.
avoid problems with being billed for services to your baby, be sure to show
all medical providers your Medicaid Identification Card which includes your
baby's name and Medicaid Identification number.