About Us

CNMI State Medicaid Agency Mission

The MAN program, commonly known as the Medicaid program, is for assisting low income persons and their families with their medical needs under the Waiver Plan as authorized by the Social Security Act and SEction 4116 of Public Law 100 203.

Medicaid is an entitlement program for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria based on the income and resource if an individual.  The federal government establishes and monitors the requirement regarding finding, eligibility standards, and quality and scope of medical services.  The federal and state government shares Medicaid cost.  The CNMI Medicaid program has limited funding and is matched by the federal government at 50%.  Only the territories are capped, unlike the states that are open ended.

Who Administers the Program?

The Executive Branch Organization Act of 1978 under Public Law 1-8, Chapter 12, section 3(d) authorized the Department of Public Health Services with the administration of the Medicaid program.