Meeting Archive:
FMAP and Income Conversion Methodology Study

Meeting Description:
Join experts from CMS, RAND, and SHADAC for a discussion of the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) claiming and Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) income conversion methodologies that states will need to implement under the Affordable Care Act.  These methodologies will be needed to determine who is newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and who would have been eligible before the Affordable Care Act took effect, had they applied for coverage (i.e., the “previously-eligible”), and to enable states to convert their current financial eligibility standards for Medicaid to the new MAGI-based standards.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has contracted with the RAND Corporation, SHADAC, and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to evaluate and refine proposed methodologies for (1) identifying individuals newly versus previously eligible for Medicaid for purposes of FMAP claiming, and (2) converting current state Medicaid eligibility standards to the new MAGI-based standards. Once the methodologies have been finalized, SHADAC will be providing technical assistance to states to implement them.

Whatever methodology or methodologies are ultimately chosen must be accurate but also administratively practical so that undue burden is not placed on states.  The goal of this webinar is to provide information about the approach of the feasibility study, and to solicit input on the study’s design in order to ensure that the expertise and concerns of state officials and other stakeholders inform the project.

For further information about this event, please contact Carrie Au-Yeung at

Closed captioning services will be available for this event.
Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2011
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Carrie Au-Yeung
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RAND Corporation
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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