January 27, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Public Hearing set for input on Medicaid’s Plan First 1115 Demonstration Waiver

Providers, recipients and other interested individuals will have the opportunity to provide input on the Alabama Medicaid Agency’s Plan First program during a March public hearing in Montgomery.

Comments will be taken during an open forum on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., in the Agency’s 4th Floor Board Room at 501 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery Alabama.

The forum is a requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 1115 Demonstration Waiver under which the Plan First program operates. The waiver was originally approved in 2000 and was renewed by CMS on December 29, 2014. The current waiver will expire on December 31, 2017.

The goal of the Plan First program is to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of Alabama’s children and families by extending Medicaid eligibility for family planning services to eligible women and men. In calendar year 2015, a total of 117,312 recipients received services under the Plan First program.

A copy of the renewal application and other information about Plan First may be found on the Medicaid website Plan First program page.

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