GAO: Congress should increase federal Medicaid matching rates
Nov 15, 2011
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
Jul 21, 2010
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
Jun 29, 2010
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...
House passes bill that delays physician pay cuts, fails to extend Medicaid increase
Jun 01, 2010
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
May 14, 2010
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...
HHS finalizes FMAP matching rates for Medicaid programs
Dec 11, 2009
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...