Comments on CMS Proposal to Extend the 90 Percent Match for Medicaid Eligibility Systems

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June 2015

On April 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CMS 2392-P, a proposed rule to permanently extend the enhanced 90 percent federal matching rate for Medicaid eligibility systems and update the conditions and standards for such systems.

MACPAC’s authorizing statute charges it with reviewing regulations that affect access, quality, or efficiency of health care for the Medicaid and CHIP populations. In its June 2, 2015 comments on CMS 2392-P, MACPAC supported CMS’s extension of the enhanced federal matching rate for Medicaid eligibility systems, citing the agency’s efforts to encourage the development of streamlined eligibility determination systems across human service programs; improved data and reporting processes; and the expansion of states’ administrative capacity.

Publication Type: Comment Letters

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