Temporary Medicaid Eligibility Verification

Medicaid clients may present the Medicaid Eligibility Verification (HHSC Form 1027-A) as evidence of Medicaid eligibility. While the form does not have a Medicaid ID number, it is an official HHSC eligibility document pharmacies can rely on as proof of Medicaid eligibility until the person or family receives its Your Texas Benefits Card. HHSC should assign Medicaid numbers within one month of the original presentation. Pharmacies are encouraged to verify drug coverage, fill the prescription, and then submit the claim to Medicaid once the cardholder ID number is assigned.