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CMS Issues Guidance to States on Section 1115 Demonstrations

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CMS Issues Guidance to States on Section 1115 Demonstrations

May 2, 2012

On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to assist State Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies on the implementation of the revised review and approval process for the section 1115 demonstrations provided for under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The ACA does not change key provisions in Section 1115 waivers, but does require additional regulations designed to increase transparency in the waiver approval process.

The complete text of the new rule, effective April 27, 2012, may be found here.