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COVID-19: CMS Issues Guidance for States About New Increased Medicaid and CHIP Matching Rate

This commentary reviews key information for states about the recent federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) increase and conditions states must meet to qualify for it.

On Wednesday, March 18, Congress enacted, and the president signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which included a 6.2 percentage point increase in the regular Medicaid matching rate.