Medicaid Renewals Underway
Remember, Wyoming’s home and community-based waiver services are part of Wyoming Medicaid!
You may receive text messages and mail from the Wyoming Department of Health if it is time to renew Medicaid for yourself or for a family member:
- Do not ignore these important messages and forms!
- If you received a text message from the Wyoming Department of Health asking you to renew, please watch your mail for a Medicaid renewal form. This form must be completed, signed and returned. You can return renewals by completing online at https://www.wesystem.wyo.gov, mailing or dropping off using the address on the renewal notice, faxing it to 1-855-329-5205, emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling to complete your renewal over the phone using the number on the notice.
- If your address has changed since March 2020 and you have not already reported that, your renewal may not get to you, which could affect eligibility. Please contact us as soon as possible with the correct address. To update contact information call 1-855-294-2127, email us at email@example.com, or go online to make the update at https://www.wesystem.wyo.gov.
- To prevent your case from closing for not completing your renewal, please don’t delay.
Waivers are part of Wyoming Medicaid renewals.
Don’t get fooled by a Medicaid renewal scam!
Important Reminder: Wyoming state law (statutes 14-3-205 & 35-20-103) mandates any person who suspects the abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult is required to report. For more information, click here.
What is a Home and Community-Based Waiver?
State HCBS waiver programs must:
- Demonstrate that providing waiver services won’t cost more than providing these services in an institution
- Ensure the protection of people’s health and welfare
- Provide adequate and reasonable provider standards to meet the needs of eligible individuals
- Ensure that services follow an individualized and person-centered plan of care
States are able to tailor services to meet the needs of a particular group. Within this group, states are also permitted to establish additional criteria to further identify the populations to be served. Wyoming offers three HCBS waivers:
- Community Choices Waiver (CCW) – serves individuals aged 65 and older, or individuals aged 19 – 64 who have a disability that is verified as meeting Social Security Administration (SSA) disability determination criteria.
- Supports Waiver – provides supportive services to eligible individuals of all ages who have an intellectual or developmental disability, or an acquired brain injury. This waiver offers a capitated budget amount that eligible participants may use to purchase services.
- Comprehensive Waiver – provides comprehensive services to eligible individuals of all ages who have an intellectual or developmental disability, or an acquired brain injury. Individuals must meet emergency criteria, in addition to eligibility criteria, to receive services on this waiver.