Issue Brief 12-36
September 26, 2012

On September 25, 2012, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released revised state personal income and per capita personal income data for 2011 as well as revisions for prior years. The federal government uses state per capita personal income to calculate each state’s reimbursement rate for Medicaid and other grant programs such as Title IV-E adoption assistance and foster care. This matching rate, calculated annually, is known as the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP). The BEA release permits calculation of the final fiscal year (FY) 2014 FMAPs, which are based on per capita personal incomes for calendar years 2009-2011.

This Issue Brief summarizes the BEA data and provides FFIS’s estimates of the final FY 2014 FMAPs. Based on the new data, only 14 states will receive increased FMAPs in FY 2014 while 22 states will see decreases.