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Does Medicaid pay for old hospital bills?

Answer

Wiki User
02/25/2010

Medicaid will only go back three months prior to when you started receiving it.

FOR EXAMPLE:

If you have a doctor or hospital bill from December of 2009, and then start receiving Medicaid in March of 2010, then yes, Medicaid would pay for the December bill.

BUT, had you gone to the doctor in November, and then received Medicaid the following March, that bill would not be covered because they will only go back three months.