Section 1115 Demonstration: Time from Submission to Approval

About This Measure

The following measures reports the percentage of Section 1115 demonstration applications in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 that CMS approved in six months or less, and more than six months.

Section 1115 Demonstrations give states flexibility to test new and innovative approaches to coverage and to providing care.


Less than six months: 18/28

More than six months: 10/28

Source: CMS analysis of administrative data for FFY 2017

Note: The denominator of 28 represents 1 new, 11 renewed, and 16 amended Section 1115 Demonstration waivers CMS received in FFY 2017. Disapprovals and pending applications are not included in this count.