Patient Liability

Because you are covered by Medicaid, you usually pay nothing for covered services. However, you may have to pay a “patient liability.” Patient liability is a cost you may have to pay for some long-term care services. These include:

  • Stay in a medical institution
  • Stay in a long-term care facility
  • Stay in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID)
  • Home and community-based waiver services
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) services


Your patient liability for a month is based on your income. There are deductions that can decrease your patient liability. Your County Department of Job and Family Services caseworker will tell you if your income means you must pay this cost.

The patient liability amount will be the same every month. It will only change if there is an update to your income or deductions.

If you have any questions, call Member Services.