In this webinar, experts from CMS, RAND, and SHADAC discuss the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) claiming and Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) income conversion methodologies that states will need to implement under the Affordable Care Act. These methodologies will be needed to determine who is newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and who would have been eligible before the Affordable Care Act took effect, had they applied for coverage (i.e., the “previously-eligible”), and to enable states to convert their current financial eligibility standards for Medicaid to the new MAGI-based standards.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has contracted with the RAND Corporation, SHADAC, and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to evaluate and refine proposed methodologies for (1) identifying individuals newly versus previously eligible for Medicaid for purposes of FMAP claiming, and (2) converting current state Medicaid eligibility standards to the new MAGI-based standards. Once the methodologies have been finalized, SHADAC will be providing technical assistance to states to implement them.
Whatever methodology or methodologies are ultimately chosen must be accurate but also administratively practical so that undue burden is not placed on states. The goal of this webinar is to provide information about the approach of the feasibility study, and to solicit input on the study’s design in order to ensure that the expertise and concerns of state officials and other stakeholders inform the project.
Please send input on the methodologies and study design to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 4, 2011.
States interested in study participation should contact Liisa Hiatt at email@example.com.
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