Breast and Cervical Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment (BCCDT) Program
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program was established in 1992 to provide breast cancer and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment services to program eligible Maryland residents (COMAR 10.14.02). The BCCDT Program reimburses the following providers throughout the state to provide diagnosis and treatment services to program participants: hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, medical laboratories, medical item suppliers, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, physical and occupational therapists, and home health agencies.
For more information about the program, please call 410-767-6787 or 1-800-477-9774.
Eligibility requirements for participation in the BCCDT Program
To be eligible for the program, a person must:
- Be a Maryland resident (proof of residency required);
- Have a breast or cervical problem requiring further diagnosis and treatment;
- Be uninsured or underinsured:
- Uninsured, or
- Have Medicare, or
- Have health insurance other than Medicare in which the deductable has not been met or the needed services are not covered by insurance;
- Meet the financial criteria established by the BCCDT Program:
- Income must not exceed 250% of the federal poverty level (approximately $27,225 for a family of one).
The following services are covered under the BCCDT Program:
- Diagnostic mammograms,
- Surgical consultations,
- Breast ultrasound,
- Breast biopsies,
- Cervical biopsies,
- Chemotherapy and radiation therapy,
- Home health,
- Medical equipment and supplies (including prosthesis and bras),
- Physical therapy,
- Occupational therapy,
- Wigs, and
- Breast reconstruction.
Patient Enrollment Process
Women can obtain applications to enroll in the Program from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator at their local health department or from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control (applications can be downloaded below). Applications can also be completed at the offices of participating providers. Proof of Maryland residency and income is required. Participants in the Program receive an ID letter which should be presented every time they visit their participating healthcare provider. All bills for services should be sent by the provider to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Enrollment Application - English
Enrollment Application - Spanish
Length of Enrollment
Applications for the BCCDT Program must be renewed annually.
Physicians, pharmacies, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and medical laboratories may enroll as providers in the BCCDT Program by completing the Provider Application and Agreement. Applications can be obtained online at http://www.dhmheclaims.org. Click on the Provider Agreement Instructions and Provider Agreement.
Applications can also be obtained by contacting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program:
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Family Health Administration
Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control
P.O. Box 13528
Baltimore, MD 21203
All providers must be licensed in Maryland or in bordering states. All reimbursement is paid at the Medical Assistance rate or, in the case of Maryland hospitals, at 94 percent of their HSCRC regulated rate.
Notice of Privacy Practices
The Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program protects individuals' health information to the fullest extent of the law.