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

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
ACTION: Notice; correction.
SUMMARY: This document corrects a technical error that appeared in the notice published in the July 24, 2012Federal 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, 2012Federal Register.

II. Summary of Errors

In the “Background” section of the notice that was published in the July 24, 2012Federal 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, 2012Federal 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 State Initial QI allotments for FY 2011 Number of individuals/3
  • (000s)
  • Percentage of total
  • Col B/Tot. Col B
  • Initial QI
  • allotment
  • Col ×
  • $885,000,000
  • FY 2011
  • Estimated QI
  • expenditures/1
  • Need
  • (difference)
  • If E>D,
  • E − D
  • Percentage of total need states
  • F/(Tot. of F)
  • Reduction pool for non-need States
  • If D>=E,
  • D − E
  • Percentage of total non-need States
  • H/(Tot. of H)
  • Reduction adjustment for non-need States
  • Col. 1 ×
  • $35,415,135
  • Increase adjustment for need States
  • Col. G ×
  • $35,415,135
  • Final FY 2011 QI
  • allotment/2
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L Alabama 40 2.75 $24,363,386 $20,880,831 NA NA $3,482,555 1.4562 $515,727 NA $23,847,659 Alaska 2 0.14 1,218,169 219,365 NA NA 998,804 0.4177 147,912 NA 1,070,258 Arizona 21 1.45 12,790,778 17,342,127 4,551,349 12.8514 Need Need Need 4,551,349 17,342,127 Arkansas 23 1.58 14,008,947 13,221,431 NA NA 787,516 0.3293 116,622 NA 13,892,325 California 103 7.09 62,735,719 28,587,784 NA NA 34,147,935 14.2790 5,056,924 NA 57,678,794 Colorado 18 1.24 10,963,524 5,295,566 NA NA 5,667,958 2.3701 839,361 NA 10,124,163 Connecticut 19 1.31 11,572,608 4,486,600 NA NA 7,086,008 2.9630 1,049,358 NA 10,523,250 Delaware 6 0.41 3,654,508 3,146,625 NA NA 507,883 0.2124 75,212 NA 3,579,296 District of Columbia 3 0.21 1,827,254 0 NA NA 1,827,254 0.7641 270,596 NA 1,556,658 Florida 106 7.30 64,562,973 66,436,364 1,873,391 5.2898 Need Need Need 1,873,391 66,436,364 Georgia 41 2.82 24,972,471 26,906,212 1,933,741 5.4602 Need Need Need 1,933,741 26,906,212 Hawaii 4 0.28 2,436,339 1,291,051 NA NA 1,145,288 0.4789 169,604 NA 2,266,734 Idaho 6 0.41 3,654,508 2,343,040 NA NA 1,311,468 0.5484 194,214 NA 3,460,294 Illinois 65 4.47 39,590,502 24,682,083 NA NA 14,908,419 6.2340 2,207,769 NA 37,382,734 Indiana 37 2.55 22,536,132 7,442,661 NA NA 15,093,471 6.3113 2,235,173 NA 20,300,959 Iowa 21 1.45 12,790,778 4,271,524 NA NA 8,519,254 3.5623 1,261,605 NA 11,529,172 Kansas 17 1.17 10,354,439 4,610,144 NA NA 5,744,295 2.4020 850,665 NA 9,503,774 Kentucky 27 1.86 16,445,286 15,690,958 NA NA 754,328 0.3154 111,707 NA 16,333,578 Louisiana 30 2.06 18,272,540 20,326,470 2,053,930 5.7996 Need Need Need 2,053,930 20,326,470 Maine 5 0.34 3,045,423 5,682,148 2,636,725 7.4452 Need Need Need 2,636,725 5,682,148 Maryland 17 1.17 10,354,439 7,088,750 NA NA 3,265,689 1.3656 483,612 NA 9,870,827 Massachusetts 35 2.41 21,317,963 10,537,185 NA NA 10,780,778 4.5080 1,596,512 NA 19,721,451 Michigan 47 3.23 28,626,979 15,085,628 NA NA 13,541,351 5.6623 2,005,321 NA 26,621,657 Minnesota 22 1.51 13,399,862 6,222,133 NA NA 7,177,729 3.0014 1,062,941 NA 12,336,922 Mississippi 17 1.17 10,354,439 15,159,850 4,805,411 13.5688 Need Need Need 4,805,411 15,159,850 Missouri 34 2.34 20,708,878 5,920,121 NA NA 14,788,757 6.1839 2,190,048 NA 18,518,830 Montana 6 0.41 3,654,508 1,621,995 NA NA 2,032,513 0.8499 300,992 NA 3,353,516 Nebraska 7 0.48 4,263,593 2,506,235 NA NA 1,757,358 0.7348 260,245 NA 4,003,348 Nevada 9 0.62 5,481,762 4,524,038 NA NA 957,724 0.4005 141,828 NA 5,339,934 New Hampshire 6 0.41 3,654,508 2,135,209 NA NA 1,519,299 0.6353 224,991 NA 3,429,517 New Jersey 29 2.00 17,663,455 10,947,452 NA NA 6,716,003 2.8083 994,564 NA 16,668,891 New Mexico 12 0.83 7,309,016 4,380,182 NA NA 2,928,834 1.2247 433,727 NA 6,875,289 New York 88 6.06 53,599,449 46,599,154 NA NA 7,000,295 2.9272 1,036,665 NA 52,562,785 North Carolina 51 3.51 31,063,317 29,879,017 NA NA 1,184,300 0.4952 175,382 NA 30,887,936 North Dakota 3 0.21 1,827,254 732,156 NA NA 1,095,098 0.4579 162,172 NA 1,665,082 Ohio 69 4.75 42,026,841 23,482,476 NA NA 18,544,365 7.7543 2,746,211 NA 39,280,629 Oklahoma 17 1.17 10,354,439 10,487,929 133,490 0.3769 Need Need Need 133,490 10,487,929 Oregon 19 1.31 11,572,608 13,141,294 1,568,686 4.4294 Need Need Need 1,568,686 13,141,294 Pennsylvania 72 4.96 43,854,095 33,758,390 NA NA 10,095,705 4.2215 1,495,060 NA 42,359,035 Rhode Island 6 0.41 3,654,508 2,322,853 NA NA 1,331,655 0.5568 197,203 NA 3,457,305 South Carolina 24 1.65 14,618,032 15,020,561 402,529 1.1366 Need Need Need 402,529 15,020,561 South Dakota 4 0.28 2,436,339 1,720,053 NA NA 716,286 0.2995 106,074 NA 2,330,265 Tennessee 34 2.34 20,708,878 26,632,392 5,923,514 16.7259 Need Need Need 5,923,514 26,632,392 Texas 117 8.05 71,262,904 78,314,925 7,052,021 19.9124 Need Need Need 7,052,021 78,314,925 Utah 9 0.62 5,481,762 2,259,983 NA NA 3,221,779 1.3472 477,109 NA 5,004,653 Vermont 2 0.14 1,218,169 3,698,518 2,480,349 7.0036 Need Need Need 2,480,349 3,698,518 Virginia 33 2.27 20,099,794 12,026,439 NA NA 8,073,355 3.3759 1,195,573 NA 18,904,221 Washington 21 1.45 12,790,778 9,678,240 NA NA 3,112,538 1.3015 460,932 NA 12,329,846 West Virginia 15 1.03 9,136,270 6,570,617 NA NA 2,565,653 1.0728 379,944 NA 8,756,326 Wisconsin 32 2.20 19,490,709 5,065,273 NA NA 14,425,436 6.0320 2,136,244 NA 17,354,465 Wyoming 2 0.14 1,218,169 885,008 NA NA 333,161 0.1393 49,337 NA 1,168,832 Total 1,453 100.00 885,000,000 681,267,040 35,415,135 100.0000 239,148,095 100.0000 35,415,135 35,415,135 885,000,000 Footnotes: 1FY 2011 Estimates from July 2011 CMS Survey of States. 2For 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. 3Three-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).
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    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.778, Medical Assistance Program).

    Dated: August 14, 2012. Jennifer Cannistra, Executive Secretary to the Department.