Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) Section 1115 Waiver

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CMS Approves Six-Month Extension of MFPP Waiver through June 30, 2016

On November 23, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an extension of the Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP) section 1115 waiver through June 30, 2016. The current list of waivers, expenditure authorities, and special terms and conditions will continue to apply to the MFPP demonstration until June 30, 2016. This temporary extension will allow the State and CMS to continue working together on operating the family planning program under the state plan and conduct orderly closeout activities related to the phase out of the demonstration.

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 renewal request

The MFPP 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 MFPP 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 MFPP waiver renewal request. At that time you may submit comments directly to CMS by going to http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Waivers/Waivers.html and entering Minnesota in the search box.

MFPP Waiver Reports to CMS

The MFPP 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.

MFPP Demonstration Year VIII

MFPP Demonstration Year IX

MFPP Demonstration Year X

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