On February 18, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will be providing states with an additional $4.3 billion in federal funding to offset the cost of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The increased aid results from HHS applying the temporary enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) payments authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to state “clawback” payments (state payments designed to offset the added expense to Medicare Part D for assuming drug costs for dual eligibles). The temporary adjustment in the clawback payments will apply for the period of October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010.