American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

 

Medicaid Stimulus Funding (FMAP)

B, Title V, Sec. 5001

The ARRA provides for a temporary increase in federal Medicaid contributions, with a base contribution to all states, enhanced payments (in the form of a reduced state contribution) in high unemployment states, and additional disproportionate share hospital allocations.  in addition, the legislation extends a previously-enacted moratorium on certain Medicaid regulations promulgated by the Bush Administration.  The final legislation does not include a key provision in the House bill, which would have extended coverage to unemployed but otherwise ineligible low-income families.  The final legislation does extend transitional Medicaid assistance to persons moving from welfare to work and c contains important new protections for American Indians and Native Alaskans.

This will potentially result in $59 million or more for Wyoming Medicaid, based upon current budget.

 

White Papers:

Contact:

Teri Green

State Medicaid Agent / EqualityCare Manager

Office of HealthCare Financing, EqualityCare

6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 210

Cheyenne, WY  82002

Tel (307) 777-7908

Fax (307) 777-6964

teri.green@health.wyo.gov