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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 on the CMS web site includes several important and helpful sections for parents:

The CMS web site also contains links to the State Medicaid sites. In Colorado, the state agency responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program is the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - HCPF.

Important phone numbers for Medicaid clients can be found at the bottom of the following page:

Family Voices of Colorado is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization composed of families and friends who care for and about children with special health care needs. The primary goal of the organization is to ensure that our children's health is addressed amidst change in public and private health care systems. The Family Voices of Colorado web site contains comprehensive overview of health payers and programs, including Medicaid, Medicaid waivers, EPSDT, private insurers, CHP+, and school-related health care.

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: