CONNECTICUT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM
Medicare Assignment Program (ConnMAP) is a state
program administered by the Connecticut State Department of Social
Services (DSS) http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305218#CONNMAP.
ConnMAP ensures that physicians
and other Part B providers will not charge
ConnMAP enrollees more than the reasonable and
necessary rate established by Medicare.
Medicare beneficiaries who meet
the program’s eligibility guidelines may obtain
a ConnMAP card by submitting an application to
DSS. The card is then presented to health care
providers prior to treatment. If the service is
covered by Medicare, the provider may charge no
more than the Medicare approved rate.
Some services supplied by health
care providers other than physicians (such as
podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists,
optometrists, etc.) are covered by Medicare, but
many are not. Patients who are not sure whether
services are covered should ask the provider
before receiving care.
A ConnPACE card is a legal
substitute for a ConnMAP card. ConnPACE
cardholders do not need to obtain a ConnMAP card
if they are enrolled in Medicare Part B.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Enrolled in Medicare Part B
- Resident of Connecticut for at
least 6 months prior to the date of
- Income: Annual 2009 income
under $41,415 for singles, or under $55,770
(Income is based on the last
complete calendar year. Applicants who were
over the income limit in the previous year but
have experienced a drop in income in the
current year may apply using current year
income. For purposes of determining
eligibility all income, including Social
Security, minus the Medicare Premium, and tax
exempt income, is counted.)
HOW TO APPLY?
Information and applications are
available from regional DSS offices.
Senior centers, Municipal Agents,
and physicians’ offices may also have
HOW TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE
Search by program
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2012