(Washington, DC) The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) announced that the District received approval of the 75-percent Federal financial participation (FFP) for the operation of its replacement Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).
“We are happy to know that we were able to meet the requirements to receive approval of 75-percent Federal financial participation (FFP) to upgrade our Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS),” said DHCF Director Wayne Turnage. “We had to undergo a rigorous certification and system documentation process which included a site visit by representatives from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This retroactive reimbursement will be a considerable cost savings to the District of Columbia. The upgraded MMIS will play an integral role in the implementation of the District’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX).”
As of January 5, 2012, the District may now claim FFP at the 75-percent rate of reimbursement for the operational costs of its MMIS from the effective date of December 21, 2009.