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Healthy Adult Opportunity Demonstration

Guidance for : The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for states to potentially achieve new levels of flexibility in the administration and design of their Medicaid programs while providing federal taxpayers with greater budget certainty. The Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) initiative will allow states to carry out demonstrations under section 1115(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act) to provide cost-effective coverage using flexible benefit designs under either an aggregate or per-capita cap financing model for certain populations without being required to comply with a list of Medicaid provisions identified by CMS.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 30, 2020

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