The more money you make, the higher your Medi-Cal Share of Cost is. Some tips on meeting your Share of Cost more easily?
- Plan to get all non-urgent medical and dental appointments in the same month. Medi-Cal pays for all your care for the rest of that month after you meet your Share of Cost.
- Ask your doctor to prescribe two to three months’ worth of medicine at a time. Medi-Cal pays for all the medicine after you meet your Share of Cost.
- Use receipts for health items to meet your Share of Cost. You can apply what you have already paid for health items toward your SOC, even if Medi-Cal does not cover what you bought. For example, someone with diabetes might buy alcohol and cotton balls to help inject prescription insulin. This person could apply the cost of the alcohol and cotton balls toward her SOC. Save your receipts and show them to your county Medi-Cal worker. You can only use receipts to meet your share of cost in the month you paid the bills.
Another Use Full Tip
- Use unpaid medical bills to meet your Share of Cost. These bills can be for health care services you or your family members receive. You will need to prove to Medi-Cal that you have been charged by Asking your doctor or pharmacist to contact Medi-Cal for you or Showing your unpaid bills to your county Medi-Cal worker. Your unpaid bill may be higher than your Share of Cost. If so, you can apply the extra amount to your Share of Cost in a future month. Only unpaid bills can be used for the coming months.
It’s important to note that your Share of Cost resets every month. So, you’ll need to meet it again the following month before Medi-Cal starts paying for your care. Additionally, some services, such as emergency care, family planning, and preventive care, are exempt from the Share of Cost.