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Letter to Exchange Grantees, Medicaid and CHIP Directors, and Health and Human Services Directors

Last Published: 09/05/2013

On August 10, 2011, we announced a time-limited, specific exception to the cost allocation requirements set forth in OMB Circular A-87 (Section C.3) that requires benefitting programs to pay their share of the costs associated with building State-based information technology systems. The exception allows Federally-funded human services programs to benefit from investments in the design and development of State eligibility-determination systems for State-operated Exchanges, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This letter provides additional guidance on how States may take advantage of this exception to leverage these investments to serve multiple programs and needs.

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