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CMS issues guidance on preventive services FMAP increase

February 4, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday issued guidance to state Medicaid programs on the one percentage point increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage applicable to expenditures for certain preventive services and adult vaccines provided without cost-sharing. To claim the FMAP increase, which took effect Jan. 1 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states must cover in their standard Medicaid benefit package all preventive services assigned a grade of A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, as well as adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.