Eligibility Online Manual

M101 Purpose

Medicaid was created on July 30, 1965 through Title XIX of the Social Security Act. Each state administers its own Medicaid program while the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) monitors the state-run programs and establishes requirements for service delivery, quality, funding, and eligibility standards.

Medicaid is the name chosen by the Wyoming Department of Health for its Medicaid program. Medicaid is jointly funded by the federal and state government. The program is designed to pay for medically necessary health care services for low-income children and families and aged, blind and disabled persons.