$26 Billion FMAP Extension Bill Signed into Law

President Obama signed into law Tuesday a bill that extends through June 2011 Medicaid's temporary enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage. FMAP helps financially strapped states pay for additional Medicaid coverage under the economic stimulus package.

1 comments on "$26 Billion FMAP Extension Bill Signed into Law"
Cheryl Roark (6/21/2011 at 12:45 PM)

I must disagree with your statement that the FMAP was actually introduced in the last couple of years. It has been around for years. Each state has received an FMAP % for their Medicaid dollars. In hardship years, they have even received an Enhanced FMAP. In six states the FMAP is received prior to claims being paid and the money earns interest by the State. On providers who have for example $1MM in outstanding receivables and they are in a low income state, who may have say a 76% FMAP...the State is only responsible for $240,000 of those dollars and the Federal Government pays $760,000. The enhanced match is going away, the FMAP will continue as usual.


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