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

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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 MinnesotaCare program, several aspects of the PMAP+ waiver continue to be necessary to support certain features of Minnesota’s Medicaid program. The PMAP+ waiver extension is effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

PMAP+ renewal request

The PMAP+ waiver is currently approved until December 31, 2015. On June 30, 2015, DHS submitted a waiver renewal request to CMS for federal authority to continue operating the PMAP+ waiver through December 31, 2018. DHS held a 30-day comment period form May 26, 2015 through June 24, 2015, to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the waiver renewal.

Link to Medicaid Waiver Page on CMS Web Site
CMS will hold a federal comment period following DHS’ submission of the PMAP+ waiver renewal request. At that time you may submit comments directly to CMS by going to and entering Minnesota in the search box.

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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