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DSRIP and MRT Waiver

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

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.

February 18, 2020

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

DOH 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 Waiver

DOH 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 Waiver

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.

December 2, 2019

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

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.

November 4, 2019

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

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.

October 22, 2019

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

DSRIP 2.0 Draft Amendment Includes Long-Term Care Elements

The draft amendment proposal released by DOH on Sept. 17th seeks a four-year extension and renewal that would invest $8 billion in DSRIP Performance, Workforce Development, Social Determinants of Health, and the Interim Access Assurance Fund and identifies long-term care as a "high-need priority area."

September 24, 2019

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

LeadingAge NY Urges Investment in Long-Term/Post-Acute Care for DSRIP 2

DOH staff described successes of DSRIP and themes for its renewal in presentations at a United Hospital Fund conference. In a letter to DOH, LeadingAge NY pointed to underfunding of long-term/post-acute care under the first phase of DSRIP and called for investment in long-term/post-acute care infrastructure, senior housing with services, workforce, and rural providers.

July 30, 2019

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

DOH Releases Workforce Investment Program Funding Methodology

The three-year Managed Long Term Care Workforce Investment Program will provide up to $245 million in DSRIP funding.

January 15, 2018

DSRIP and MRT Waiver

DOH Names Long Term Care Workforce Training Organizations

Designated Long Term Care Workforce Investment Organizations (LTC WIOs) will partner with MLTCs to help retrain, retain, and recruit LTC health care workers.

October 27, 2017
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