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Medicaid State Plan Amendments
A Medicaid and CHIP state plan is an agreement between a state and the Federal government describing how that state administers its Medicaid and CHIP programs. It gives an assurance that a state will abide by Federal rules and may claim Federal matching funds for its program activities. The state plan sets out groups of individuals to be covered, services to be provided, methodologies for providers to be reimbursed and the administrative activities that are underway in the state.
When a state is planning to make a change to its program policies or operational approach, states send state plan amendments (SPAs) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for review and approval. States also submit SPAs to request permissible program changes, make corrections, or update their Medicaid or CHIP state plan with new information.
Persons with disabilities having problems accessing the SPA PDF files may call 410-786-0429 for assistance.
Summary: This SPA implements coverage of the new mandatory benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines and Administration of the Vaccines, Diagnostic and Screening Tests, and Treatment, Specialized Equipment and Therapies, and Preventive Therapies by the requirements of Section 9811 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
Summary: To adopt the changes to the eligibility rules for the Former Foster care Children eligibility group. as enacted by the substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act Pub. L. No. 115-217. section 1002.
Summary: Establishes compliance with the mandatory coverage and reimbursement of routine patient costs furnished concerning participation in qualifying clinical trials under Section 1905(gg) of the Social Security Act.
Summary: This SPA update Third Party Liability (TPL) requirements as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 (Pub. L. 115- 123) and the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act (MSIAA) of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-16).