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Family-to-Family Information and Education Centers provide, in a single, community-level location, access to information and assistance for families with children with special health care needs. These centers are funded through the New Freedom Initiative.
The way traditional Medicare and health insurance work. Medical providers bill for whatever service they provide. Medicare and/or traditional insurance pay their share, and the patient pays the balance through co-payments and deductibles.
Federal Financial Participation
Financial Management Services (FMS)
A service/function that helps a participant directing family or participant to manage and distribute funds in the participant-directed budget. It’s also key in facilitating the employment of staff along with fiscal accounting and expenditure reports for the participant, family and state authorities.
Fiscal Intermediaries
Organizations that provide third party and fourth party financial services between recipient and providers of a benefit.
Fiscal/Employer Agent Services (F/EA Services)
An Agent serves on behalf of participants enrolled in public programs under Section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code. An F/EA Employer Agent may be a government entity, a private non-profit or for-profit entity that’s been contracted to serve public program enrolled participants.
Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
Formative Evaluation
Formative evaluation is a method of judging the worth of a program while the program activities are forming or happening.
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