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Medicaid Match: Developing Cost Allocation Plan
This building block supports efforts to determine the method(s) that will be used to identify, measure and allocate claimable quitline costs – otherwise known as the cost allocation plan.

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 Cost Allocation Plan Amendment for Medicaid Administrative Match for Quitline Services
Purpose: Easy-to-use guide outlines critical details on the process to develop a claiming methodology in partnership with Medicaid, including a sample claiming methodology and listing of sample claimable costs.

Medicaid Reimbursement for Tobacco Cessation Quitline Activities

Purpose: PowerPoint delivered by Sharon Brown, Financial Management Group (FMG), Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification (CMCS), with critical guidance related to cost allocation methodology development on slides 6, 7 and 8.


Maryland’s Story

Purpose: Brief PowerPoint presentation provides overview of one state’s work to secure federal financial participation. Slides 20-25 are detailed example of the cost allocation plan development and lessons learned.


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.



Arizona Methodology for Reimbursement

CMS Questions on Arizona’s Methodology

CMS Approval of Arizona’s Methodology

Colorado Appropriations Approval
(in Colorado, there must be House and Senate approval if funds are to flow from one agency to another)

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