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MRT 2.0 Update: Public Hearings Held and Stakeholders Submit Recommendations

The Medicaid Redesign Team 2 (MRT 2) has forged ahead with its effort to identify $2.5 billion in Medicaid savings by holding three public hearings around the state, convening the first meeting of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Advisory Group, and receiving stakeholder recommendations through an online form. More information about the MRT 2 is available here.

LeadingAge NY has submitted an array of proposals to the MRT 2 aimed at ensuring that Medicaid coverage is properly targeted to those who are financially needy, ensuring that Medicaid is the payer of last resort when other sources of payment are available, limiting incentives for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) fiscal intermediaries (FIs) to generate enrollment, and discouraging the substitution of informal family care with CDPAP services. We also made several recommendations designed to strengthen the LTC delivery system, while saving money overall, by improving access to services in the lowest intensity and most integrated settings and building the LTC workforce. A list of the proposals submitted by LeadingAge NY is available here.

The MRT 2 is scheduled to meet again on March 2nd to consider recommendations. The location of the meeting has not been announced. Recordings of the public hearings, which were held in New York City, Rochester, and Albany, can be viewed here.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383 ext. 124