He Health Department announced this Sunday that it will open new recertification centers for Medicaid in several public residences and rural communities to assist citizens in the process of renewing their medical coverage.
“These new centers are part of an orderly process that we have established, in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The objective is to provide support to beneficiaries, on a personal basis, to guarantee a more agile recertification process and expand the accessibility of potential participants to it.”stated the Secretary of Health, Carlos Mellado Lopezthrough a press release.
As part of the first phase of its population outreach campaign, Salud created fixed support centers in shopping centers such as Plaza las Americas, Plaza del Caribe and Mayaguez Mall.
However, this second phase, which will begin between the third and fourth week of January 2024, will include the establishment of these orientation centers in the residential areas. Luis Llorens Torres, Santa Rita de Casia, Francisco Figueroa, Enrique Zorrilla, Manuel Roman Adames, Calendario Torres, Las Palmas, Villa Universitaria, Padre Nazario and Villa Real.
Similarly, Representatives from the Medicaid Program will visit each home, in rural areas, to offer guidance and assist citizens during the recertification process.
Meanwhile, the third phase, which is scheduled to begin during the second week of February 2024, will consist of activities aimed at community and religious organizations.
For its part, The head of Health reiterated his call to citizens to reactivate their medical coverage so that they can continue receiving the benefits of medical services, medications and treatments, and avoid being left without this coverage provided by the Medicaid program.
According to the agency, recertification is a process of reviewing or updating evidence of beneficiaries who have the Vital Plan and Medicare Platinum. The deadline for renewal of this medical coverage is April 30, 2024.
Renewal can also be done through the Medicaid call center (787 641-4224) or by visiting one of the 64 program offices on the island. Likewise, it can be managed on the portal https://medicaid.pr.gov/, where people can download, print and fill out the required documents.
Another option is by downloading the ASES Vital application on your phone.