State Operations and Technical Assistance (SOTA) initiative was created to work through policy and operational changes required in Medicaid by the Affordable Care Act. In July 2015, CMS announced an enhancement to this initiative called SOTA 2.0 (PDF 212.83 KB).
The goal of SOTA 2.0 is to provide a smoother and more efficient experience for states when working across CMS on Medicaid-related issues. By creating a team that will organize itself around a state and can be accountable to them, we believe that the new SOTA 2.0 structure will provide states a more seamless experience for states as they work with CMS.
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