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Medicaid

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Medicaid and Child Health Care: The AAP has developed fact sheets that explain the importance of the Medicaid program, and how children in every state rely on it for their health care. Click on Colorado for a summary of our state program.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the federal agency responsible for running federal health insurance programs, including Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

MEDICAID and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT): EPSDT, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment service, is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. EPSDT includes periodic screening, vision, dental, and hearing services.

Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, HCPF: the state agency in Colorado responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program.

Colorado State Medicaid Plan: Colorado's rules, Volume 8, regarding the Medicaid State Plan, including program administration, eligibility criteria, service coverage, provider reimbursement, and the appeals process.

Family Voices of Colorado is the Colorado chapter of the national, grassroots organization whose primary goal is to ensure that the health of special needs children is addressed amidst change in public and private health care systems.

Medicaid Waiver Information
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/HCPF/HCPF/1223894303509