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Federal Funding under Title XIX: Medicaid
Jean Sullivan
Associate Vice Chancellor, Commonwealth Medicine
Director, Center for Health Law and Economics
Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jean Sullivan, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Center for Health Law & Economics at UMass Medical School, presented an overview of federal funding under Title XIX, which answers many common questions that public universities have, including:

  • How does federal financial participation (FFP) claiming work and how can you optimize it?
  • What are the requirements for making an appropriate claim?
  • Do matching rates differ between programs versus research?

This was presented for the AcademyHealth State-University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN) on January 29, 2015. Click here to download the presentation slides. The full webinar is available for SUPLN members at

Presentation contents include:

  • Partnership Relationship Factors
  • Medicaid: A Federal – State Program
  • Financial Participation in Medicaid
  • Medicaid Administrative Expenditures
  • Administrative Expense Claiming
  • Cost Determination and Allocation
  • Formal Link to the Medicaid Agency
  • Compensation to the University
  • Permissible Sources of “State Share” Financing
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