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Care Select

Care Select is a health care program that is designed to serve Medicaid recipients who may have special health needs or benefit from specialized attention.  In Care Select, you pick a primary doctor and a health plan by choosing one of the Care Management Organizations (CMOs) contracted with the State to coordinate your health care needs.  The CMO will assist you in coordinating your health care benefits and tailor them to your individual needs, circumstances, and preferences.

People served by Care Select may be aged, blind, disabled, wards of the court, current and former foster children, or children receiving adoptive services.  You must also have one of the following medical conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Kidney Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Illness
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) for Wards and Fosters
  • Depression

Care Select is an optional program for those who qualify. If you think you should be in this program, discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor can request that you be added to this program if you have a qualifying disease and meet all other criteria.  If you qualify for Care Select, but do not wish to be on Care Select, you may choose to be on Traditional Medicaid.

Health Plans

In Care Select, you select either Advantage or MDwise as your health plan.  You can visit "Working With Your Health Plan" on this site to decide how to pick the best health plan for you. Once you are enrolled, your health plan will be your first stop for any questions about your care.  If you are unsure of your benefits or have any questions about your coverage, call your health plan or contact our enrollment broker, Maximus.

  • ADVANTAGE: 1-800-784-3981
  • MDwise: 1-800-356-1204; 1-317-630-2831 (Indianapolis area)
  • MAXIMUS (enrollment broker): 1-866-963-7383

For a summary of the Care Select health plans, click here.

What services are covered?

This is a general description of the covered services under the Care Select program.  This is not a complete list and is provided for informational purposes only. For more information, please contact your health plan for specific questions about your medical coverage under Care Select:

Preventive Services: This includes medical services like:

  • Disease Management
  • Family Planning
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Doctor's Office Visits

Behavior and Mental Health Services: Coverage includes outpatient mental health services you receive from:

  • Physicians
  • Local Center for Mental Health
  • Social workers in your community

Disease Management: This service will provide education and teach you ways to manage certain conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Childhood asthma
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Eye Care: Coverage includes annual exams and glasses.

Inpatient/Outpatient Hospital Care: Services include:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Laboratories/X-rays
  • Other diagnostic tests that are considered medically necessary during the stay

Home Health Care & Services: Services include:

  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Medical supplies, equipment, and appliances

Transportation: Up to 20 one-way trips per year without prior authorization

Dental: Covered services include annual exams and preventive care.

Pregnancy Care: Including:

  • Prenatal Care
  • Delivery
  • Midwife Services

Emergency Care: Including:

  • Hospital Admittance
  • Transportation
  • Medically necessary screening services

Frequently Asked Questions