How long does Medicaid keep their records for patients? 1 answer | Last updated: Jan 26, 2012 Sunshine Q Sunshine asked... How long does Medicaid keep records for patients? Answers Joseph L. MatthewsCaring.com Expert A Joseph L. Matthews is a Caring.com Expert, an attorney, and the author of Long-Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It and... See full bio 100% helpful Joseph L. Matthews answered... There is no time limit. Medicaid does not destroy patient records. Also, each state has its own law forbidding doctors and other health care providers from destroying medical records. Recommended for You How Medicaid Works Are IRAs considered Medicaid assets? What happens to a single person's house when leaving it for a nursing home? Can my caregiving services help my grandmother with paying spend down for Medicaid? Can I Get Paid for my Caregiving Duties?