DSRIP and MRT Waiver
DSRIP and MRT WaiverState 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.
- August 4, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverSecond MRT 2 Meeting Highlights Proposals Submitted to Curb Long-Term Care Spending
At the second meeting of the MRT 2, members discussed the proposals submitted by stakeholders to fill the $2.5 billion budget gap, focusing on strategies to curb MLTC enrollment and utilization of personal care and CDPAS.
- March 10, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverMRT 2 Deadline for Proposals Extended; Second Meeting Scheduled for March 10th in NYC
The MRT 2 is moving forward with identifying sources of savings to close a Medicaid budget gap of $2.5 billion by April 1st.
- March 3, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverCMS 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.
- February 25, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverMRT 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.
- February 25, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverMedicaid 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.
- February 18, 2020
DSRIP and MRT WaiverDOH DSRIP Phase 2 Webinar Offers Additional Detail on Waiver Plans
DOH hosted a webinar on Dec. 11th to share details with stakeholders on the recently submitted application to extend and renew the State's DSRIP Program waiver. The webinar highlighted the successes of the first phase of DSRIP and described how the second phase would expand and strengthen the VBP arrangements initiated in the first phase.
- December 17, 2019
DSRIP and MRT WaiverDOH Announces Webinar on 1115 Medicaid Waiver Amendment Request
Webinar to be held tomorrow, Wed., Dec. 11th, at 9 a.m.
- December 10, 2019
DSRIP and MRT WaiverDOH 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.
- December 2, 2019
DSRIP and MRT WaiverLeadingAge 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.
- November 4, 2019
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