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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 2: Texas Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement : 2.7 Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)

2.7 Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)
The Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAPs) are used in determining the amount of Federal matching funds for State expenditures for assistance payments for certain social services and State medical and medical insurance expenditures. The Social Security Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to calculate and publish the FMAPs each year.
The “Federal Medical Assistance Percentages” are for Medicaid. Section 1905(b) of the Act specifies the formula for calculating Federal Medical Assistance Percentages.
“Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages” are for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) under Title XXI of the Social Security Act. Section 2105(b) of the Act specifies the formula for calculating Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages. The FMAPs are subject to change.

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