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Medicaid Redesign

Medicaid Redesign

LeadingAge NY Seeks Changes in 1115 Waiver Concept Paper

Following up on a prior letter criticizing the omission of LTC from the State's $17 billion Medicaid waiver concept paper, LeadingAge NY wrote to the State's Medicaid Director recommending specific modifications to address the needs of older adults and strengthen the LTC system.

2 months ago

Medicaid Redesign

MRT 2.0 Update: Public Hearings Held and Stakeholders Submit Recommendations

DOH has convened the first meeting of the LTC Advisory Group, received stakeholder input at three public hearings around the state, and accepted written proposals for Medicaid savings and reform.

1 year ago

Medicaid Redesign

Medicaid Redesign Team 2 Launches with Focus on Long-Term Care

The first meeting of the MRT 2 highlighted growth in LTC spending, and an LTC Advisory Group was named. Public hearings began with meetings in New York City last week and Rochester this week.

1 year ago

Medicaid Redesign

LeadingAge NY Calls for Investment of DSRIP 2.0 Funds in Long-Term Care Workforce and Innovative Models

In comments submitted to DOH on its draft application to extend and renew the DSRIP program, LeadingAge NY requested the allocation of 40 percent of DSRIP 2.0 funds to the LTPAC sector for purposes such as workforce recruitment and retention, implementation of innovative models of care, and investment in telehealth and health information technology.

2 years ago

Medicaid Redesign

State Submits Waiver Amendment to Implement MLTC Eligibility Changes

CMS approval of the waiver amendment is needed to implement the new activities of daily living eligibility requirements imposed under the 2020-21 State Budget and to allow new dually eligible Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to remain enrolled in their mainstream Medicaid managed care plan.

1 year ago

Medicaid Redesign

CMS Disapproves Extension and Renewal of DSRIP 2.0 Waiver

CMS rejected the State's application seeking $8 billion over a four-year period, including unspent funds from the existing waiver and an additional $7.3 billion reinvestment of savings generated under the waiver.

1 year ago

Medicaid Redesign

DOH Waiver Request Recognizes LTC as High Priority; LTC Funding Not Specified

DOH last week submitted a request to CMS to extend and renew its 1115 Medicaid waiver. The proposal includes the creation of new VMOs to support the transition to VBP, requires VMOs to engage in specified LTC promising practices, and continues training funds for LTC workforce.

2 years ago

Medicaid Redesign

New Resources Available for Community Services Providers and Managed Care Plans

DOH has posted the social determinants of health interventions approved to date for VBP arrangements with managed care plans, and LeadingAge National has unveiled a toolkit for evaluating Medicare Advantage supplemental benefit opportunities.

2 years ago
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