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Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Section 1115 Waiver
CMS Approves One-Year Extension of MFPP Waiver through December 2015
On July 22, 2014 CMS approved a one-year extension of the MFPP waiver through December 31, 2015. Under the MFPP waiver, the State has had the authority to receive federal matching funds for family planning services 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 Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. The waiver was due to expire on December 31, 2014. State legislation requires DHS to seek state plan authority for the program. An extension of the waiver will allow the current program to continue as DHS negotiates the transition to state plan authority.
MFPP Extension Cover Letter (PDF)
To request a paper copy of the proposal, please contact Quitina Cook at 651-431-2191.
Post Award Public Forum on One-Year Temporary Extension of MFPP Waiver
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a one-year temporary extension of the Minnesota Family Planning Program Section 1115 waiver in June 2013. This waiver extension has allowed Minnesota to continue to receive federal matching funds for family planning services 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 DHS. The waiver is currently approved through December 31, 2014.
In accordance with federal transparency requirements under the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Human Services must hold a public forum within six months of the demonstrationís implementation, and annually thereafter, to afford the public with an opportunity to provide meaningful comment on the progress of the demonstration. A public forum to discuss the implementation of the waiver was held on May 27, 2014.
CMS Approves 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 Waiver and Expenditure Authorities (PDF)
MFPP Fact Sheet (DHS-4793)
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