Federal Medical Assistance Percentage

GAO: Congress should increase federal Medicaid matching rates

Congress should consider temporarily increasing Medicaid's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) formula to help beleaguered state budgets, a new report suggests.

Senators likely to vote on tax extenders bill today

The Senate voted 60-40 Tuesday to end debate on a tax extenders bill, H.R. 4213. It is expected to approve the bill today.

Medicaid enhancement provision likely to stay in extenders bill

Medicaid enhancement provision likely to stay in extenders bill

A congressional measure that would extend by six months a temporary increase in Medicaid assistance to states will remain part of a tax extenders bill. That will occur contrary to rumors that the provision will be introduced as a stand-alone bill, according to news reports from Washington.

House passes bill that delays physician pay cuts, fails to extend Medicaid increase

House passes bill that delays physician pay cuts, fails to extend Medicaid increase

The House Friday adopted a jobs bill that delays for 19 months a 21.2% cut to Medicare physician reimbursements but does not extend a much hoped-for Medicaid increase.

House presses for extension of state Medicaid assistance

House presses for extension of state Medicaid assistance

A narrow majority of members of the House of Representatives is urging House leaders to extend a temporary increase in the federal medical assistance percentage, which helps fund nursing homes and other Medicaid programs.

HHS finalizes FMAP matching rates for Medicaid programs

HHS finalizes FMAP matching rates for Medicaid programs

The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday finalized the adjusted federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) matching rates for state Medicaid programs for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2009.