How long does Medicaid keep their records for patients? 1 answer | Last updated: Nov 18, 2014 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 80% 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 Dental Care Will Medicaid take the proceeds of the house before we get our inheritance? Will selling a home mean Medicaid repayment?