Once you get access to Medical Assistance, it can take several months to get enrolled in a health plan. In the meantime, you will have fee-for-service coverage, also called straight Medical Assistance. This means you can go to any providers who accept Medical Assistance, and the provider will bill the state directly.
Note: This does not apply to MinnesotaCare. Once you are enrolled in a health plan, you must get all medical care from that health plan's providers. If you go somewhere else without your health plan's approval, you will have to pay the bills out of pocket.
If you have questions about your health plan, call the your managed care provider or call the managed care ombudsman office at 1.800.657.3729.