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Medicaid Budget & Expenditure System (MBES)

CMS tracks state expenditures through the Medicaid Budget and Expenditure System (MBES).

The MBES is a web-based application the Medicaid state agencies use to report budgeted and actual expenditures for Medicaid.  

The system uses the information from each state to compute the amount of Federal Financial Participation (FFP) the Agency will provide to the state to fund program operations. The MBES also stores the state’s historical budget and expenditure records for data analysis purposes.

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