From the National Indian Health Board

On February 26, 2016 CMS released a State Health Official (SHO) Letter on the agency’s reinterpretation 100% Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) reimbursement policy for services provided to Medicaid eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read the State Health Official Letter (PDF).

CMS provided an overview of its new 100% FMAP policy through a webinar PowerPoint presentation (PPT).

If you have additional questions, comments, or feedback on the new 100% FMAP policy, please contact CMS at

ACL FY2017 Budget Request— February 26, 2016

ACL’s FY 2017 budget request is $2.076B, an increase of $28.4M over the FY 2016 enacted level. The request maintains the increases received in FY 2016 and continues to focus on sustaining core programs that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and community integration for older adults and people of all ages with disabilities, allowing them to remain independent and involved in their communities.

The budget requests additional funding for four priority investment areas—nutrition and supportive services for older adults, adult protective services and elder justice, respite care, and streamlined access to community-based services. The request also includes funding to cover increased costs associated with ACL’s new headquarters location and external services. Finally the budget also reflects the transfer (consistent with the FY 2016 appropriation) of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration to ACL. Read more and view additional FY2017 budget documents.