Prepaid Medical Assistance Project Plus (PMAP+) Section 1115 Waiver

CMS Approves One-Year Temporary Extension of PMAP+ Waiver

On December 20, 2013 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a one-year temporary extension of Minnesota’s Prepaid Medical Assistance Project Plus (PMAP+) Section 1115 waiver. The waiver extension includes modifications in Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program and changes to MinnesotaCare to align the program with the requirements for a Basic Health Plan (BHP) under the Affordable Care Act. The extension ensures the continued provision of services to Minnesotan’s with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, in order to not disrupt coverage as the State prepares a request for a Basic Health Plan. Minnesota will continue to receive federal financial participation for the program at the state’s regular federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) during the extension period which is set to expire on December 31, 2014.


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