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Prepaid Medical Assistance Project Plus (PMAP+) Section 1115 Waiver
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This is a free email subscription service that allows you to receive one-way email notification when new information is available about Medicaid waivers such as the Family Planning Program waiver, the Reform 2020 waiver, the Prepaid Medical Assistance Plus or PMAP+ waiver, the Minnesota SeniorCare plus waiver, and new waiver applications. Subscribers will receive emails when DHS is seeking public comment on items that will be submitted for federal approval, when requests for federal authority are submitted to the federal government, and when waiver requests have been approved or denied.
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CMS Approves One-Year Temporary Extension of PMAP+ Waiver through December 31, 2015
On December 30, 2014, 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. DHS has secured CMS approval for BHP funding to run the MinnesotaCare program effective January 1, 2015. Even though the PMAP+ waiver is no longer necessary to continue the Minnesota Care program, several aspects of the PMAP+ waiver continue to be necessary. The PMAP+ waiver extension effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.
Public Input on Proposed Renewal of PMAP+ Waiver beyond December 2015
The PMAP+ waiver currently operates under a one-year extension authorized by CMS on December 30, 2014. The PMAP+ waiver provides federal authority for the following:
Federal authority for the PMAP+ waiver expires on December 31, 2015. The waiver renewal request will seek to continue operating the PMAP+ waiver through December 31, 2018.
Draft PMAP+ Waiver Renewal Request
Public comment period
Please submit your written comments by email to Section1115WaiverComments@state.mn.us or by mail to the address below. DHS would like to provide copies of the comments received in a format that is accessible to people with disabilities. Therefore, please submit comments in Microsoft Word format or incorporate within the email text. If you would also like to provide a signed copy of the comment letter, you may submit a second copy in Adobes PDF format or mail it to the address below.
Public Hearing #1
(This hearing will be held in conjunction with the previously scheduled post-award public forum on the PMAP waiver)
Public Hearing #2
Link to Medicaid Waiver Page on CMS Web Site
Post-Award Public Forum on PMAP+ Waiver Extension through 2015
Under the terms of the PMAP+ waiver the Department of Human Services must hold a public forum within six months of the demonstration’s implementation, and annually therafter. The forum gives the public an opportunity to provide meaningful comment on the progress of the demonstration. The next public forum is scheduled as follows:
PMAP Waiver Public Forum
You may attend the forum by phone or in person. If you would like to attend by phone, please send an email request to Section1115WaiverComments@state.mn.us to obtain call in information.
PMAP+ Waiver Reports to CMS
The PMAP+ waiver special terms and conditions require the state to provide updates on the program’s implementation to CMS. Reports are submitted on a quarterly and annual basis.
PMAP+ Demonstration Year 19
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