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Eligibility

Women who meet all the criteria are eligible:

  • Age 40 or older (see exception below*)
  • Have no insurance or are underinsured**
  • Income within our guidelines. (see table below)

Maximum allowable gross income (Effective Jan 27, 2014: Guidelines change yearly***)

Household Size

Monthly Income ($)

Annual Income ($)

1

2,431

29,175

2

3,277

39,325

3

4,123

49,475

4

4,969

59,625

5

5,815

69,775

6

6,660

79,925

Add for each additional

838

10,050

Self-employed or farmers: use household net income (after business expenses)

* Age exceptions for breast services: Sage services are intended for women age 40 and older. However, we do recognize that there are some situations where services are indicated in younger women. If a woman under 40 has breast symptoms or a family history of breast cancer (self, parent, sibling, child) you can enroll the woman and Sage will cover her office visit and any other breast screening testing. If further follow-up is needed, the woman could also have a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, breast surgical consult or outpatient breast biopsy.

** Underinsured includes: Insurance that does not cover screening or insurance with unmet deductibles or copayments. Women on Medicare where there are uncovered expenses associated with the visit, Pap, or mammogram. Women that are on either MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance are not eligible for Sage (because both cover these screening services).

*** Program income guidelines are based on the Federal Poverty Level. This is updated annually at the end of January. Sage's prior year guidelines remain in effect until then.

Services

The following services are free of charge to eligible women at participating facilities across the state.

Screening services

  • Office visit for breast and/or cervical exam
  • Screening mammogram (breast exam required)
  • Pap smear every three years

Diagnostic services

  • Office visit for breast or cervical services (e.g. for exam or results counseling)
  • Diagnostic mammogram
  • Fine needle aspiration of breast lump, including pathology reading
  • Colposcopy, including biopsy
  • Endometrial Biopsy (when done as a follow-up for a Sage-covered Pap with abn. results of Endometrial cells or Adenocarcinoma)
  • High Risk HPV Panels (when done as a follow-up for a Sage-covered Pap with ASCUS results)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy (with prior arrangement)

Note: Treatment for non-insured, Sage patients can be covered by the MA-BC Program.

For more information call 1-888-643-2584.

 

Updated Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:28PM