Hoosier Care Connect provides standard benefits including coverage for medical expenses such as doctor visits, hospital care, therapies, medications, prescriptions and medical equipment. The benefits also include preventative care, such as regular check-ups, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. Hoosier Care Connect also has benefits for members with certain health care conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes or a disabling condition. Various health plans may offer additional services.
Services that do not need a doctor’s referral:
- Dental care
- Podiatry care (foot care)
- Chiropractic care
- Vision/eye care (except surgery)
- Mental health services
- Substance abuse services
- Transportation services
If members need any other special service or need to see another type of medical professional, they need to talk with their doctor to get a referral. Some services will require their doctor or other specialty provider to request prior authorization before the service can be delivered. It is up to the provider to request the prior authorization.