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Medicaid Program; State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for FY 2012

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ACTION:

Notice; correction.

SUMMARY:

This document corrects a technical error that appeared in the notice published in the July 24, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 43329) entitled “State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for FY 2012.”

DATES:

Effective Dates: The final QI allotments for payment of Medicare Part B premiums for FY 2011 are effective October 1, 2010. The preliminary QI allotments for FY 2012 are effective October 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard Strauss, (410) 786-2019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

In FR Doc. 2012-17952 of July 24, 2012 (77 FR 43329), there was a technical error that is identified and corrected in the Correction of Error section below. The provision in this correction document is effective as if it had been included in the document published in the July 24, 2012 Federal Register.

II. Summary of Errors

In the “Background” section of the notice that was published in the July 24, 2012 Federal Register, we inadvertently omitted Chart 1 titled “Final Qualifying Individuals Allotments for October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.” This notice is being issued to correct that error.

III. Correction of Errors

In the notice that was published in the July 24, 2012 Federal Register, make the following correction:

In the “Background” section, include Chart 1 “State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for FY 2012.”

Chart 1—Final Qualifying Individuals Allotments for October 1, 2010 Through September 30, 2011

StateInitial QI allotments for FY 2011FY 2011 Estimated QI expenditures/1Need (difference) If E>D, E − DPercentage of total need states F/(Tot. of F)Reduction pool for non-need States If D>=E, D − EPercentage of total non-need States H/(Tot. of H)Reduction adjustment for non-need States Col. 1 × $35,415,135Increase adjustment for need States Col. G × $35,415,135Final FY 2011 QI allotment/2
Number of individuals/3 (000s)Percentage of total Col B/Tot. Col BInitial QI allotment Col × $885,000,000
ABCDEFGHIJKL
Alabama402.75$24,363,386$20,880,831NANA$3,482,5551.4562$515,727NA$23,847,659
Alaska20.141,218,169219,365NANA998,8040.4177147,912NA1,070,258
Arizona211.4512,790,77817,342,1274,551,34912.8514NeedNeedNeed4,551,34917,342,127
Arkansas231.5814,008,94713,221,431NANA787,5160.3293116,622NA13,892,325
California1037.0962,735,71928,587,784NANA34,147,93514.27905,056,924NA57,678,794
Colorado181.2410,963,5245,295,566NANA5,667,9582.3701839,361NA10,124,163
Connecticut191.3111,572,6084,486,600NANA7,086,0082.96301,049,358NA10,523,250
Delaware60.413,654,5083,146,625NANA507,8830.212475,212NA3,579,296
District of Columbia30.211,827,2540NANA1,827,2540.7641270,596NA1,556,658
Florida1067.3064,562,97366,436,3641,873,3915.2898NeedNeedNeed1,873,39166,436,364
Georgia412.8224,972,47126,906,2121,933,7415.4602NeedNeedNeed1,933,74126,906,212
Hawaii40.282,436,3391,291,051NANA1,145,2880.4789169,604NA2,266,734
Idaho60.413,654,5082,343,040NANA1,311,4680.5484194,214NA3,460,294
Illinois654.4739,590,50224,682,083NANA14,908,4196.23402,207,769NA37,382,734
Indiana372.5522,536,1327,442,661NANA15,093,4716.31132,235,173NA20,300,959
Iowa211.4512,790,7784,271,524NANA8,519,2543.56231,261,605NA11,529,172
Kansas171.1710,354,4394,610,144NANA5,744,2952.4020850,665NA9,503,774
Kentucky271.8616,445,28615,690,958NANA754,3280.3154111,707NA16,333,578
Louisiana302.0618,272,54020,326,4702,053,9305.7996NeedNeedNeed2,053,93020,326,470
Maine50.343,045,4235,682,1482,636,7257.4452NeedNeedNeed2,636,7255,682,148
Maryland171.1710,354,4397,088,750NANA3,265,6891.3656483,612NA9,870,827
Massachusetts352.4121,317,96310,537,185NANA10,780,7784.50801,596,512NA19,721,451
Michigan473.2328,626,97915,085,628NANA13,541,3515.66232,005,321NA26,621,657
Minnesota221.5113,399,8626,222,133NANA7,177,7293.00141,062,941NA12,336,922
Mississippi171.1710,354,43915,159,8504,805,41113.5688NeedNeedNeed4,805,41115,159,850
Missouri342.3420,708,8785,920,121NANA14,788,7576.18392,190,048NA18,518,830
Montana60.413,654,5081,621,995NANA2,032,5130.8499300,992NA3,353,516
Nebraska70.484,263,5932,506,235NANA1,757,3580.7348260,245NA4,003,348
Nevada90.625,481,7624,524,038NANA957,7240.4005141,828NA5,339,934
New Hampshire60.413,654,5082,135,209NANA1,519,2990.6353224,991NA3,429,517
New Jersey292.0017,663,45510,947,452NANA6,716,0032.8083994,564NA16,668,891
New Mexico120.837,309,0164,380,182NANA2,928,8341.2247433,727NA6,875,289
New York886.0653,599,44946,599,154NANA7,000,2952.92721,036,665NA52,562,785
North Carolina513.5131,063,31729,879,017NANA1,184,3000.4952175,382NA30,887,936
North Dakota30.211,827,254732,156NANA1,095,0980.4579162,172NA1,665,082
Ohio694.7542,026,84123,482,476NANA18,544,3657.75432,746,211NA39,280,629
Oklahoma171.1710,354,43910,487,929133,4900.3769NeedNeedNeed133,49010,487,929
Oregon191.3111,572,60813,141,2941,568,6864.4294NeedNeedNeed1,568,68613,141,294
Pennsylvania724.9643,854,09533,758,390NANA10,095,7054.22151,495,060NA42,359,035
Rhode Island60.413,654,5082,322,853NANA1,331,6550.5568197,203NA3,457,305
South Carolina241.6514,618,03215,020,561402,5291.1366NeedNeedNeed402,52915,020,561
South Dakota40.282,436,3391,720,053NANA716,2860.2995106,074NA2,330,265
Tennessee342.3420,708,87826,632,3925,923,51416.7259NeedNeedNeed5,923,51426,632,392
Texas1178.0571,262,90478,314,9257,052,02119.9124NeedNeedNeed7,052,02178,314,925
Utah90.625,481,7622,259,983NANA3,221,7791.3472477,109NA5,004,653
Vermont20.141,218,1693,698,5182,480,3497.0036NeedNeedNeed2,480,3493,698,518
Virginia332.2720,099,79412,026,439NANA8,073,3553.37591,195,573NA18,904,221
Washington211.4512,790,7789,678,240NANA3,112,5381.3015460,932NA12,329,846
West Virginia151.039,136,2706,570,617NANA2,565,6531.0728379,944NA8,756,326
Wisconsin322.2019,490,7095,065,273NANA14,425,4366.03202,136,244NA17,354,465
Wyoming20.141,218,169885,008NANA333,1610.139349,337NA1,168,832
Total1,453100.00885,000,000681,267,04035,415,135100.0000239,148,095100.000035,415,13535,415,135885,000,000
Footnotes:
1 FY 2011 Estimates from July 2011 CMS Survey of States.
2 For Need States, Final FY 2011 QI Allotment is equal to Initial QI Allotment in Column D increased by amount in Column K. For Non-Need States, Final FY 2011 QI Allotment is equal to Initial QI Allotment in Column D reduced by amount in Column J.
3 Three-year average (2007-2009) of number (000) of Medicare beneficiaries in State who are not enrolled in Medicaid but whose incomes are at least 120% but less than 135% of Federal poverty level. Source: Census Bureau Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the 2010 Current Population Survey (CPS).

Authority: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.778, Medical Assistance Program).

Dated: August 14, 2012.

Jennifer Cannistra,

Executive Secretary to the Department.

[FR Doc. 2012-20296 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]

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