State of Wisconsin
Department of Health Services

Release 22-01
April 4, 2022

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38.7 Impact on Dual Eligible Individuals

Individuals who are enrolled in Medicare (Part A and/or B) and are eligible for BadgerCare Plus under a Title 19 (Medicaid) funded Med Stat Code are referred to as Dual Eligible individuals.  Since January 1, 2006, Medicaid does not provide prescription drug coverage for these individuals.  Instead these individuals receive prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D.

These Dual Eligible individuals are deemed eligible for "Extra Help” from CMS to help pay for their Medicare Part D drug costs.

A Medicare Part D Preferred Drug Plan (PDP) card will be issued to them and it must be used for prescription drugs instead of their Forward Card.

For more information on Medicare Part D, see:

This page last updated in Release Number: 11-01
Release Date: 03/29/11
Effective Date: 03/29/11

The information concerning the BadgerCare Plus program provided in this handbook release is published in accordance with: Titles XI, XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act; Parts 430 through 481 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations; Chapter 49 of the Wisconsin Statutes; and Chapters HA 3, DHS 2 and 101 through 109 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

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Publication Number: P-10171