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Sep, 2011
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Medicaid Program; Eligibility Changes Under the Affordable Care Act of 2010

This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act). The Affordable Care Act expands access to health insurance through improvements in Medicaid, the establishment of Affordable Insurance Exchanges (‘‘Exchanges’’), and coordination between Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Exchanges. This proposed rule would implement sections of the Affordable Care Act related to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, enrollment simplification, and coordination.
In addition, this proposed rule also sets out the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rates and the related conditions and requirements that will be available for State medical assistance expenditures relating to ‘‘newly eligible’’ individuals and certain medical assistance expenditures in ‘‘expansion States’’ beginning January 1, 2014, including a proposal of three alternative methodologies to use for purposes of applying the appropriate FMAP for expenditures in accordance with section 2001 of the Affordable Care Act.


To read the full proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS click here.