Wyoming Medicaid also called as Equity care is a health care program for low income residents of Wyoming. Medicaid provides health care services such as dental care for adults and children, nursing facility for the disabled and elderly and several other medically necessary services. Wyoming Medicaid is a voluntary partnership program between the federal and the State Government of Wyoming that serves children, pregnant women, disabled and the elderly.
Wyoming Medicaid Dental Coverage is available to individuals who are citizens of US and who are legal residents of Wyoming and whose income does not exceed the Medicaid limit. In general, the applicants for Medicaid are expected to have an income that is below the Federal Poverty level.
Wyoming Medicaid Dental Coverage for Adults
Wyoming Medicaid Dental coverage for adults included only emergency tooth extraction for pain and infection before July 2010. The newly expanded dental program states that the eligible adults can now receive the following:
Thus the expanded program provides both basic dental care and treatment that is medically necessary. Coverage for the Wyoming Medicaid Dental program is limited to $400 per person annually.
Wyoming Medicaid Dental Coverage for Children
Medicaid dental care is required for children by law and every child should be referred to the dentist on a periodic schedule that is set by the state. All individuals under the age 21 and who are on Medicaid have the dental services covered.
Medicaid pays for lab fees, tooth extraction, tooth restoration and other dental services and children are not entitled to cost-sharing. Individuals below 21 who are on Medicaid will have to participate in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment benefit (EPDST), to prevent and treat medical conditions before they progress.