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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). In Colorado, adopted children who are special needs and receive an adoption subsidy (either through the federal IV-E program or the state & county-only program – this includes dormant subsidies) automatically qualify for Medicaid.

The Medicaid home page includes several important and helpful sections for parents:

For information on the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program, and a list of Medicaid providers, please click on the respective sections below: