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Final rule issued on expanded Medicaid funding
Modern Healthcare

Although HHS on Friday released a final rule regarding the expanded 100% federal funding of the cost of new Medicaid beneficiaries, the department is still accepting comments on the methodology states can use to determine whether a new beneficiary qualifies for the enhanced funding.

That methodology is important, since if a person is not deemed “newly eligible,” then they do not qualify for the 100% federal match, but instead, the lower matching rate for those already enrolled in Medicaid.