Who Can Qualify: Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Guidelines for financial assistance to help with Mammograms and Pap Smears.
- Uninsured, underinsured, medically underserved and minority women
- Women who have never been screened for breast or cervical cancer
- Women 50 years of age and older for mammography screenings
- Women 40 years of age and older for cervical cancer screenings
To qualify for MS-BCCP, a woman must meet all of the following guidelines:
- Income: Household income at or below 250% of Federal Poverty Level. View income table
- Insurance status: Uninsured, underinsured, or without third-party payers such as Medicaid or Medicare Part B
- Resident: State of Mississippi for at least 12 consecutive months
- Enrollment Age: 21-64 years old
- For cervical cancer screening: Age 40 to 64
- For breast cancer screening: Age 50 to 64
For women aged 40-49 years old, breast screening is offered ONLY when special funds are available. Providers must call BCCP for prior approval.
- For breast or cervical diagnostic services: Age 21 to 64
- Enrolled by: A contracted BCCP Provider
- Screening and/or diagnostic mammograms annually for women 50 years of age and older
- Ultrasound. Fine needle aspiration of the breast and breast biopsy, if indicated
- Colposcopy and biopsy, if indicated
- Follow-up and referral for abnormal Pap exams and/or Mammograms
- Educational programs for professional and the public
- Medicare-Eligible Women
BCCP will not provide additional screening services (Pap exam, pelvic exam, or clinical breast exam). All Medicare eligible women should be referred for appropriate screening/rescreening. BCCP will not provide additional screening services (Pap
exam, pelvic exam, or clinical breast exam).
- Women 50-64 years of age
A minimum of 75% of all program-eligible women who are provided a
mammogram by the BCCP must be 50 to 64 years of age.
- Women under 50
Must not exceed 25% of all program-eligible women who are provided a
mammogram by the BCCP.
Annual coverage for a screening mammogram for women 65 years of age and older.
- Pap Exam/Pelvic Exam
Covered every 3 years, unless a women is at high risk for cervical cancer. If at high risk,
coverage is provided annually.
- Clinical Breast Exam
Specifically included as part of the office visit for a Pap exam/pelvic exam. Therefore,
coverage would be provided every 3 years, unless a women is at high risk.
Women can be referred to Medicaid who:
- Have been screened for breast and cervical cancer under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- Need treatment for breast or cervical cancer.
- Are not yet 65
- Must be a resident of the state of Mississippi
- Are not otherwise covered by creditable coverage as defined in the Public Health Services Act PL 106-354
For more information about the program, please call 1-800-721-7222.
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