Issue Brief 10-08
February 25, 2010

On February 24, 2010, Cindy Mann, Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), met with representatives from state offices to provide an update of recent actions and priorities of the agency. She shared information on last week’s announcement that HHS would apply the increased federal medical assistance percentages (FMAPs) included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to clawback payments, resulting in an estimated state savings of $4.3 billion (see Issue Brief 10-07).