Healthcare Assistance Program (HCAP)

  1. Purpose
  2. Claims
  3. Filing
  4. Income
  5. Residency
  6. Providers

Access to health care reduces long term medial and social costs. An effective health care system must retain local health care efforts, stimulate local innovations for meeting particular health needs, and use existing resources to expand health care options, especially for those residents unable to pay for their own care. Each individual county in the State of New Mexico is responsible for ambulance transportation, hospital care, or the provision of health care to indigent patients domiciled in the respective county, as determined by resolution of the board of county commissioners, in addition to providing support for the state's Medicaid program. (NMSA 1978 §27-5-2A).

Pursuance to NMSA §1978 27-5-6E, the Otero County Healthcare Assistance Fund must comply with the standard of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

The Healthcare Assistance Program (HCAP) is the payor of last resort and is a claims-based program. a patient must have received services from one of our contracted providers.