Hoosier Healthwise (HHW)
Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) is Indiana’s Medicaid plan for pregnant women and children. HHW provides health care, including doctor visits, prescription drugs, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, surgeries and family planning at little or no cost to the member or the member's family.EnrollRenew
Am I eligible?
Families with income up to 250% of the federal poverty level can qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through HHW. Pregnant women and children up to age 19 are also eligible for benefits.
What you get with Hoosier Healthwise (HHW)
We’re proud to offer these benefits so you get and stay healthy. And with Anthem, you get even more!
HHW offers the routine dental care you need to keep you and your family healthy, including:
- Fluoride treatment (age 20 and under)
For help finding a dentist in your area
Call DentaQuest toll free at 1-888-291-3762 or visit DentaQuest.
*Administered by DentaQuest, an independent company that does not provide Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield products.
Package A, HIP Maternity and Package C:
- One exam every 12 months
- Glasses every two years
- Contact lenses, if medically necessary
For help finding an eye doctor in your area
Call Vision Service Plan (VSP) toll free at 1-866-866-5641 (TTY 1-866-428-4833) or visit Vision Service Plan (VSP).
*Administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP), an independent company that does not provide Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield products.
With Anthem, you get a wide range of prescription drugs and many over-the-counter drugs. We work with Express Scripts (ESI) to provide these benefits. We can help you:
- Understand your benefits.
- Find an ESI pharmacy near you
- Search the formulary for specific medications in your health plan.
- View the preferred drug list (PDL) or group of medicines that can save you money.
You or someone you choose to act for you can send us a formulary exception request. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A referral is when your primary medical provider (PMP) sends you to another provider for care.
This care is often from a specialist. Your PMP may send you to a specialist for special care or treatment. Your PMP can:
- Help choose a specialist to give you the care you need.
- Help you set the day and time for the office visit with a specialist.
- Ask Anthem is if you can get services from a specialist. Your PMP knows when to ask for a preapproval. (See below.)
Some types of services are known as self-referral services. That means you can get these services without a referral from your PMP. You can see any Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) doctor for many of these services. See your member handbook for a list of these services.
Some services require a preapproval or OK from Anthem. Your PMP will ask Anthem to make sure they’re offered. If they are, both Anthem and your PMP or specialist agree the services are medically necessary. Getting a preapproval will take no more than seven calendar days or, if urgent, no more than three calendar days.
These are types of services, if offered in your health plan, that need preapproval:
- Air ambulance
- Certain behavioral health services
- Drug injections
- Dental services
- Some equipment
- Genetic testing
- Home health and hospice care
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Infusion therapy and chemotherapy
- Inpatient hospital services
- Certain laboratory tests
- Services not in your plan
- Referrals to specialists
- Radiology services
- Select outpatient surgeries/procedures
- Sensory integration therapy
- Transplant services
- Vision services
Your PMP will know which services need preapproval. We may not approve payment for a service you or your doctor asks for. If your case doesn’t meet the rules for medically needed, we’ll send you a letter. The letter will tell you we could not approve the service and why. The letter will also let you know how to appeal our decision if you disagree with it. For more help, please call Member Services at 1-866-408-6131 (Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan); 1-844-284-1797 (Hoosier Care Connect); TTY 711.
Get the most out of your health care
We know everyone’s health is different, so we offer services that keep you in mind. Through our Integrated Medical Management Model approach, we analyze information you give us, claims data, as well as an ongoing review of your health to find a care plan to fit you and your family. We also work side-by-side by your doctor, so the care meets your physical, behavioral and social needs.
Key member resources
- Member Handbook - English
- Member Handbook - Spanish
- HHW Startup Guide - English
- HHW Startup Guide - Spanish
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Get your flu shot
Flu shots, pneumonia shots, FluMistTM and antiviral medications are approved benefits under most health plans. For specific information, check your Member Handbook or call the number on your ID card.