Am I Eligible for Cancer State Aid (CSA) Program Funding and Enrollment?
Applicants must qualify both financially and medically to be approved for funding and enrollment. Applicants who are approved for funding of diagnostic testing of conditions suspicious of cancer, and are determined to have or diagnosed with cancer must also qualify separately for treatment funding through CSA.
All applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Submit an application to the CSA (Cancer State Aid) Program through a participating facility.
- Qualify for program funding both financially and medically.
- Be uninsured or under-insured, lacking sufficient coverage for cancer treatment.
- Have an annual income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (outstanding medical expenses may help an applicant to qualify).
- Be a Georgia resident who is a U.S. citizen or resident alien (lawfully admitted to reside permanently).
- Be accepted for cancer care by a physician affiliated with a participating facility, and;
- Receive all cancer-related care at a participating facility and have CSA prior approval for each facility that is needed.
- Patients who are approved for funding of diagnostic testing or staging services must also be medically approved for funding of any needed treatment services.
- Only prior approved, medically eligible cancer related services are paid directly to the facilities.
The Georgia Cancer State Aid (CSA) Program does not:
- Accept applications for program enrollment from patients or from facilities that do not have a signed agreement with CSA.
- Provide funding for co-payments or insurance deductibles or any other expense.
- Enroll patients whose cancer treatments have been completed prior to submission/receipt of the application.
- Enroll patients who need only palliative care (relief of symptoms) or follow-up.
- Provide extended follow-up after approved diagnostic or treatment services are completed.
- Provide funding of hospice care.
- Provide payments to third party vendors that do not have an agreement with CSA. This may include laboratory services and others billed separately from the participating facility.
- Provide payments for private physician office visits or physician fees.
- Pay for any medical services that are not related to cancer diagnosis or treatment.