2.5.1 Medical Assistance for Women with Breast or Cervical Cancer

Medical Assistance for women with Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) is a basis of eligibility for women who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer, including precancerous conditions and early stage cancer.

To be eligible for MA-BC, a person must be screened and diagnosed through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEEDP).

Minnesota has two screening programs:

Sage is a statewide comprehensive breast and cervical cancer screening program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap smears.

Screen Our Circle is the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Screen Our Circle works with urban American Indian and Alaskan Native clinics to increase cancer screening and early cancer detection rates.

  • Minnesota Department of Health's Sage Screening Program

  • American Indian Cancer Foundation's Screen Our Circle

This subchapter includes policies that apply to MA-BC and links to policies that apply to all MA programs and all Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) programs.

  1. MA-BC General Requirements

    1. MA-BC Applications

    2. MA-BC Mandatory Verifications

    3. MHCP Rights

    4. MA Responsibilities

    5. MHCP Retroactive Coverage

  2. MA-BC Non-Financial Eligibility

    1. MA-BC Basis of Eligibility

    2. MA Citizenship and Immigration

    3. MA County Residency

    4. MA Living Arrangement

    5. MA Social Security Number

    6. MHCP State Residency

  3. MA-BC Financial Eligibility

  4. MA-BC Post-Eligibility

    1. MA Begin and End Dates

    2. MA Benefit Recovery

    3. MHCP Change in Circumstances

    4. MA Cooperation

    5. MA Cost Sharing

    6. MHCP Fraud

    7. MA-BC Health Care Delivery

    8. MHCP Inconsistent Information

    9. MA Qualifying Health Coverage

    10. MA Referral for Other Benefits

    11. MA-BC Renewals