These are some helpful terms to know when you receive Medicaid.
MCO or Managed Care Plan
The new, statewide Medicaid Managed Care program in Illinois is called HealthChoice Illinois. In HealthChoice Illinois, you will enroll with a primary care provider (PCP) in a managed care health plan. You can learn more about how to select a plan and doctor here.
Primary Care Provider
Medicaid coverage must be renewed once a year. This is called redetermination. You will receive a letter in the mail or a notice on your Manage My Case (MMC) account when it is time to renew. This generally happens at a different time from when you pick or enroll in an MCO.