Adult Medicaid Quality: Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Medicaid and CHIP

To support State Medicaid agencies in testing, collecting, and reporting to CMS a new developmental quality measure as part of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Maternal and Infant Health Initiative.

Additionally, the grant funding will support States? efforts to use these data
to increase the rate of pregnancies that are intended through increased use of effective contraception.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Kevin Hornbeak, Grants Management Specialist Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Acquisition and Grants Management Mailstop #7700 Bethesda 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: 301-492-4879 or Email: Kevin.Hornbeak@cms.hhs.gov.
Website Address

http://www.cms.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Health & Human Services, Michigan Department Of $ 356,034   2015-09-102019-09-13
Medicaid, State Of Mississippi, Division Of $ 197,486   2015-09-102019-09-13
Commonwealth Healthcare Corpo Ration $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Social Services, Missouri Department Of $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Health, New York Department Of $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Department Of Health Care Services $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Health And Social Services, Delaware Dept Of $ 400,000   2015-09-102019-09-13
Health And Human Services, Massachusetts Executive Office Of $ 395,775   2015-09-102019-09-13
Health Care Authority $ 393,203   2015-09-102019-09-13



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

1. States may use grant funds to improve data validation methods/initiatives, evaluate data sources and measures, and train and educate providers in collecting and reporting the measure. 2. States may use funds for staff training in the use of tools for collecting and analysis of data from claims, surveys, medical records, or encounter records. 3. States may use the grant funding to develop a plan to sustain collection beyond the grant period. 4. States may use the grant funds to participate in CMCS sponsored technical assistance activities related to the Initiative measure.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grant applicants are limited to the 51 State Medicaid Agencies and the Medicaid Agencies in the US Territories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State Medicaid Agencies and the Medicaid Agencies in the US Territories.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. N/A

Award Procedures

N/A.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) Section 2701 Adult Health Quality Measures.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. N/A.

Appeals

N/A.

Renewals

Grant awards are available for the initial one year period of performance. Awards may be continued for up to three non-compete option years, assuming satisfactory performance and award terms and conditions.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. N/A. This program does not have MOE requirements. N/A.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

N/A. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

States are required to submit performance measurement data annually via the measure reporting system, as well as provide a final, written progress report.

Federal Financial Report (FFR or Standard Form 425) has replaced the SF-269, SF-269A, SF-272, and SF-272A financial reporting forms.

All grantees must utilize the FFR to report cash transaction data, expenditures, and any program income generated. Grantees must report on a quarterly basis cash transaction data via the Payment Management System (PMS) using the FFR in lieu of completing a SF-272/SF-272A.

The FFR, containing cash transaction data, is due within 30 days after the end of each quarter.

The semi-annual reporting due dates are as follows: 1/30, 4/30, 7/30, 10/30.

States are required to submit performance measurement data annually via the measure reporting system, as well as provide a final, written progress report.

Grantees must provide, on an annual basis, a Federal Financial Report (FFR) to CMS which includes their expenditures and any program income generated in lieu of completing a Financial Status Report (FSR) (SF-269/269A).

States are required to submit performance measurement data annually via the measure reporting system, as well as provide a final, written progress report.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. N/a

Records

Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date the grant is officially closed. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0511-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $1,248,605; FY 17 est $1,219,500; and FY 18 est $1,225,499 - N/A.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

A total of up to 25 grants could be awarded to States, the District of Columbia, and the US Territories. Grant awardees may receive up to $400,000 over the performance period assuming the grantee is found eligible for all payments.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Kevin Hornbeak, Grants Management Specialist Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Acquisition and Grants Management Mailstop #7700 Bethesda 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: 301-492-4879 or Email: Kevin.Hornbeak@cms.hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Kevin Hornbeak Mailstop #7700 Bethesda 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Kevin.Hornbeak@cms.hhs.gov Phone: 301-492-4879

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicant should refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for specific criteria requirements on proposal selection.



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