Providers, recipients and
other interested individuals will have the opportunity to provide input on the
Alabama Medicaid Agency’s Plan First program during a July public forum in
Comments will be taken during
an open forum on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the Agency’s 4th
Floor Board Room at 501 Dexter Avenue.
The annual forum is a
requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the
1115 Demonstration Waiver under which the Plan First program operates. The
waiver was originally approved in 2000 and was renewed by CMS on December 29, 2014.
goal of the Plan First program is to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve
the well-being of Alabama’s children and families by extending Medicaid
eligibility for family planning services to eligible women and men. In FY 2014,
a total of 70,958 recipients received Plan First program services.
copy of the renewal application and other information about Plan First may be
found on the Medicaid website Plan First program page.