Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Section 1115 Waiver

One-Year Extension of MFPP Waiver

Due to the high volume of ACA-related work, CMS has been offering states the option to extend family planning waivers by one year under current terms. Minnesota has opted to take advantage of this opportunity. As a result, CMS has granted a one-year extension of Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) section 1115 Medicaid waiver authority under the current waiver terms through December 31, 2014. During this one-year extension period DHS will be evaluating provisions in the ACA that apply to family planning demonstrations and how they may impact MFPP.

Current approved waiver

The Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Section 1115 waiver allows Minnesota to provide family planning benefits to men and women, age 15 to 50, who have family incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and who are not enrolled in any other Minnesota health care program administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).

MFPP renewal request

The MFPP waiver is currently approved until Dec. 31, 2013. On May 17, 2013, DHS submitted a waiver renewal request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for federal authority to continue operating MFPP under existing program rules for an additional three years. DHS held a 30-day comment period from April 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013, to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the waiver renewal.

The 30-day Federal comment period has ended. However, comments may still be submitted by going to: http://cmsideas.uservoice.com/forums/210035-section-1115-demonstration-mn-family-planning

To request a paper copy of the proposal, please contact Quitina Cook at 651-431-2191.

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