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Remittance Advice

(RA) A document that describes payments that are being made (like a receipt of the payment). An RA provides details on how claims were paid or why they were denied.

Retroactive Eligibility

Eligibility for Medicaid assistance for a service provided before the recipent has submitted an application.  Retroactive eligibility is usually available when there is an unpaid medical bill for a service (up to three full months) immediately before the month of application for Medicaid.

Ribicoff Children

Children whose family income is below 50% of the federal poverty level. Medicaid benefits provided until age 18.