Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) Information
Low-income, uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer who are in need of treatment may qualify for medical assistance through Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC). The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) program determines eligibility criteria for MBCC.
A BCCS contractor will screen for eligibility and if applicable complete the Medicaid Medical Assistance Application (form 1034). The BCCS contractor will review and collect required documentation of eligibility.
DSHS will verify the patient’s qualifying diagnosis and send Form 1034 to HHSC.
HHSC Centralized Benefits Services makes the final Medicaid eligibility determination.
A woman is entitled to full Medicaid coverage beginning on the day after the date of diagnosis (services are not limited to the treatment of breast and cervical cancer).
Medicaid eligibility continues as long as the Medicaid Treatment provider certifies that the woman requires active treatment for breast or cervical cancer.
Should a woman have a recurrent breast or cervical cancer, the BCCS contractor must reapply for the woman to be eligible for Medicaid.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Information
Breast and cervical cancer is treated in several ways depending on the type of cancer and if it has spread to other parts of the body. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. The Texas Department of State Health Services Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program is making available to you information to help you discuss breast and cervical cancer treatment options with your physician.
You can download and print National Cancer Institute’s What You Need To Know About™ Cancer booklets by clicking on the links below. Each booklet contains information on diagnosis and staging, treatment, follow-up care, sources of support, questions to ask your physician, and participating in clinical research trials.
External links to other sites are provided for information only and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services nor the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program.
What You Need To Know About™ Cervical Cancer What You Need to Know About™ Breast Cancer
Additional Information for Breast and Cervical Cancer
Breast Health Collaborative of Texas
Texas Cancer Information
Texas Cancer Plan
MD Anderson Cancer Center - Cervical Cancer Information
MD Anderson Cancer Center - Breast Cancer Information
American Cancer Society
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Susan G. Komen
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Patient Education Network
Foundation for Women's Cancer
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinical Research Trials Resources
Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies
National Cancer Institute
Coalition of Cooperative Cancer Groups