A share of cost is the amount of medical bills that you must owe or have paid before Medicaid can pay any of your current unpaid medical bills. Your share of cost is based on your family’s monthly income.
If we estimate your share of cost based on your statement of your monthly income, the income must be verified before Medicaid can pay any bills. The share of cost may change when your income changes.
Each month certain medical expenses you owe or have paid in the last 3 months are counted toward your share of cost. When your allowable medical expenses are equal to your share of cost, you are eligible for Medicaid for the rest of that month.