42 CFR 495.362 - Retroactive approval of FFP with an effective date of February 18, 2009.
For administrative activities performed by a State, without obtaining prior approval, which are in support of planning for incentive payments to providers, a State may request consideration of FFP by recorded request in a HIT advance planning document or implementation advance planning document update. In such a consideration, the agency takes into consideration overall Federal interests which may include any of the following:
(a) The acquisition must not be before February 18, 2009.
(b) The acquisition must be reasonable, useful, and necessary.