|This building block supports development of the Memorandum of Understanding - the critical mechanism by which state Medicaid agencies agree to transfer drawn-down funds to state tobacco program as a cost-sharing agreement.
CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors, June 24, 2011
Purpose: Letter announcing CMS approval of tobacco cessation quitlines as an allowable Medicaid administrative cost expenditure.
CMS Information Bulletin to State Medicaid Directors, November 18, 2011
Purpose: Letter offering further detail on the quitline guideline.
ADVICE TO GUIDE YOU: Building a Strong Memorandum of Understanding to Secure Medicaid Administrative Match for Quitline Services
Purpose: User-friendly guide facilitates development of an effective agreement between partners and provides specific language/assurances that tobacco programs have found critical to include.
A Case Study to Support Gaining Federal Medicaid Match for State Tobacco Cessation Quitlines: Maryland
Purpose: With the goal to inspire, support, encourage and direct states in their cost-sharing efforts, offers guidance from one successful state with broader lessons learned through NAQC’s Medicaid Learning Community woven throughout.
STATE EXAMPLES OF MOUs
Oklahoma Inter-Agency Agreement
Oregon Inter-Governmental Agreement
Arizona Letter Requesting Support
Arizona Interagency Services Agreement
Colorado HIPPA Business Agreement
Colorado Interagency Agreement
Missouri’s Memorandum of Understanding for Medicaid Match/FFP