Division of Health Care Financing and Policy Overview
The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources. Services are provided through a combination of traditional fee-for-service provider networks and managed care.
Medicaid provides health care coverage for many people including low income families with children whose family income is at or below 133% percent of poverty, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, certain Medicare beneficiaries, and recipients of adoption assistance, foster care and some children aging out of foster care. The DHCFP also operates five Home or Community-Based Services waivers offered to certain persons throughout the state. The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) determines eligibility for the Medicaid program. Information regarding eligibility is available through the link below or by calling toll free at 1-800-992-0900.
Nevada Check Up
Nevada Check Up provides health care benefits to uninsured children from low-income families who are not eligible for Medicaid but whose family income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Information regarding the Nevada Check Up program is available through the link below or by calling toll free at 1-877-543-7669.
The mission of the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Check Up) is to: purchase and provide quality health care services to low-income Nevadans in the most efficient manner; promote equal access to health care at an affordable cost to the taxpayers of Nevada; restrain the growth of health care costs; and review Medicaid and other State health care programs to maximize potential federal revenue.
The laws that apply to DHCFP can be found in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) by clicking the link below called Our NRS. Per NRS Chapter 422, the DHCFP is excluded from the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). In lieu of the NAC (NRS 233B.039), DHCFP regulations can be found in its Medicaid Operations and Services Manuals.