Guidance on Funding and Cost Allocation for Health and Human Services Systems
HHS has released a new Questions and Answers document on the exception to the OMB Circular A-87 cost allocation requirements and use of 90 percent federal financial participation in support of enhancing state eligibility and enrollment systems and the integration of state health and human services systems.
This letter announces an exception to the cost allocation requirements in OMB Circular A-87 to allow, at the option of the State, Federally funded human services programs to benefit from investments by State-operated Exchanges, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in State eligibility systems. This exception allows States to consider the benefits of integrating the eligibility determination functions across health and human services programs.
This letter includes detailed instructions on the exception to the cost allocation requirements in OMB Circular A-87 described in the tri-agency letter announcing the cost allocation waiver. It provides additional guidance on how States may use this exception to leverage investments to serve multiple programs and needs.
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