Medicaid recipients may be asked to pay a small part of the cost (co-payment) of some medical services they receive. Medicaid pays the rest. Providers cannot
charge any additional amount other than the co-payment for Medicaid covered services. Co-payments range from $1.30 to $3.90 for each visit, and between 65 cents and $3.90 for prescription drugs and medical supplies and appliances.
When a Medicaid recipient is admitted to the hospital, the copayment is $50. Some services do not require a co-payment, including birth control services, case management, chemotherapy, emergencies,
home health care services, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, outpatient physical therapy, radiation treatment, and kidney dialysis, among others. Co-payments are not required if the recipient is in a nursing home,
under age 18, pregnant or a Native American Indian with an active user letter from the Indian Health Services (IHS).