Enhanced Medicaid Match Rates Expired on June 30, 2011

 On Wednesday, June 30, 2011, the increased Federal Matching Percentage (FMAP) expired nationwide. The increased FMAP was a condition of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), effective October 2008 through December 2010 and then extended at a tiered decrease through June 2011.

California’s FMAP, the share of state Medicaid benefit cost that is paid by the federal government, will return to the original matching percentage of 50%. An LEA that documents $1 million in Medi-Cal billable services or reimbursable activities will receive $500,000, 50% of the total cost, in federal reimbursement.

For detailed information on the expiration of the enhanced FMAP, see the Kaiser Commission on the Uninsured Issue Brief, Enhanced Medicaid Match Rates Expire in June 2011, Publication Number 8205 (June 2011).