Does a sexual assault survivor have to use Medicaid or apply for Medicaid to pay for the forensic exam?

Does a sexual assault survivor have to use Medicaid or apply for Medicaid to pay for the forensic exam?

No. Sexual assault survivors do not have to use their private insurance benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) or any other insurance program for payment of the forensic exam especially if it would interfere with personal privacy or safety. A sexual assault survivor may be asked to provide such information for medical care or services that are NOT related to the sexual assault forensic examination and not billed by the provider as part of the direct reimbursement claim.

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