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CMS Releases Guide to Help States With Balancing Incentive Program

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CMS Releases Guide to Help States With Balancing Incentive Program

October 19, 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesreleased a new Balancing Incentive Program Implementation Guide for theAffordable CareAct'sBalancing Incentive Program. This provides more information on structural changes and other requirements to help states with applications and augments the CMS September 12 letter and application to State Medicaid Directors.The Balancing Incentive Program provides an enhancedFederal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)as an incentive to assist states in transforming their long-term care systems, adding new opportunities to serve more individuals in home and community-based settings.