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, there is a copay or coinsurance, 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 $29,425 for a family of one).

Covered Services

The following services are covered under the BCCDT Program:

  • Diagnostic mammograms,
  • Surgical consultations,
  • Breast ultrasound,
  • Breast biopsies,
  • Colposcopies,
  • Cervical biopsies,
  • Surgery,
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy,
  • Home health,
  • Pharmacy,
  • 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.

Enrollement Application - English 
Enrollement Application - Spanish

Length of Enrollment

Applications for the BCCDT Program must be renewed annually.

Provider Enrollment

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 also be obtained by contacting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program:
                           Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
                           Prevention and Health Promotion Administration
                           Center for Cancer Prevention and Control
                           P.O. Box 13528
                           Baltimore, MD 21203
                           410-767-6787

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.

​The ​Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program protects individuals' health information to the fullest extent of   the law.