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Deadline approaching to renew Medicaid IT cost allocation waiver

April 9, 2018 | Author: HealthTech Solutions

If you are reading this, we assume you are sold on the benefits of an integrated human services systems design and development approach. If not, take a look at our longer piece here.


At the end of this calendar year, an important cost allocation waiver expires. This waiver currently allows states and other federal agencies to leverage Medicaid’s optimal federal contributions for systems design, development, and implementation to improve other human services systems. In other words: When a shared approach benefits Medicaid, other human services agencies may leverage this development at no additional cost. This has been in effect since 2011 and many states have taken advantage of enhanced matching funds to improve program outcomes.


Read more here about the history of this cost allocation waiver and how it might impact human services IT systems development.