Nonstandard abbreviations: ACA, Affordable Care Act; IOM, Institute of Medicine; HHS, US Department of Health and Human Services; FMAP, Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
Categories: March 31, 2011, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Economic analysis, Economic assistance, Economic stabilization, Federal aid to states, Federal funds, Federal/state relations, Medicaid, Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
(FMAP), Medicaid Program, Needs assessment, Policy evaluation, Recession, State-administered programs
States that elect to use the child health assistance funds to expand Medicaid eligibility and meet conditions for participating in the program are eligible to receive an enhanced Medicaid match for "optional targeted low-income children." The enhanced Medicaid match is the state's current Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
(FMAP) increased by 30% of the difference between 100% and the current FMAP.
* a temporary increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
(FMAP) to assist people who lose health care coverage during the economic downturn and complement support--an extension of unemployment benefits--provided in the previously passed spending bill; (5)
In an effort to create more equity among beneficiaries and taxpayers in different states, the federal government created the federal medical assistance percentage
(FMAP) system whereby states are reimbursed a certain percentage (called the FMAP) of Medicaid costs incurred.
The Federal Government was to match State funds under the Federal medical assistance percentage
, determined annually for each State based on a formula that compares a States' average per capita income level with the national average income level.
Legislators in most states must contend with rising health care costs, a reduction in the Federal Medical Assistance percentage
and funding needs in elementary and secondary education programs.
The centerpiece of the amendment is a short-term increase in the federal matching rate for Medicaid, otherwise known as the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
, or FMAP.
Advocates succeeded in pushing Congress to disburse $10 million directly to Medicaid through a temporary increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
, but that is a small part of the shortfall.
This matching contribution is called the federal medical assistance percentage
(FMAP).Tennessee's per capita income ranking rose from 37th in 1989 to 35th in 1999.
For a time, federal stopgap funds--the "enhanced" Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
(FMAP) that expired on June 30--reduced, but could not fill this void.
Funds were made available to states and the District through an increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
(FMAP), the rate at which the federal government matches state expenditures for most Medicaid services.