Learn about the types of health care coverage plans and exception codes

Once enrolled, members will receive a card that shows they qualify for Hillsborough Health Care and that they are a member. Members must bring the cards with them each time they see a caregiver.

Plan types

Plan A

  • Members are covered for all necessary medical services, not including those services listed in the exceptions section of the manual
  • The patient’s primary care physician must coordinate all services for these plan members

Plan J

  • Members are covered for all Plan A services with the exception of inpatient facility charges
  • Plan J members are enrolled in the Medicaid Medically Needy program and must take their inpatient hospital bills to their Medicaid social worker

Plan D

  • Members require specific authorization from Hillsborough Health Care for each service authorized
  • Plan D members are covered for only a specific service

Exception codes

Some patients have an exception code on their health care card. The codes are as follows:


  • Patient has other coverage plan which may be primary payer, i.e. automobile insurance, etc.


  • Patient has a specific illness or injury that is covered by another payer, i.e. worker's compensation, victims of crime compensation, vocational rehabilitation, etc.


  • Patient has Medicaid Medically Needy program. Inpatient facility charges are not covered for payment as Medicaid is primary payer.

Hillsborough Health Care is not a second-party payer for any service covered by another payer resource.

Last Modified: 1/18/2024, 9:24:07 PM

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