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CMS Approves FIDA, Webinar on Thursday

CMS and New York State have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) clearing the way for the state to begin enrolling 170,000 participants into designated Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) plans as early as July 2014.  The initiative will integrate Medicare and Medicaid services for adults eligible for both programs in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.  Many dual eligible Medicaid recipients in the demonstration area are already enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans.  These individuals will be offered enrollment into FIDA plans that would integrate Medicare with their Medicaid services in a managed care model.

The demonstration will provide FIDA plans the regulatory flexibility to innovate around care delivery and require care plans to be developed by an interdisciplinary team for each enrollee.   The intention is to test the effect of an integrated care and payment model on serving both community and institutional populations.  Eligible individuals that do not enroll voluntarily will be automatically enrolled starting as early as September 2014 but be provided the opportunity to opt out.  

The 112-page MOU is available here. The Health Department FIDA web page provides additional information on the initiative which is also referred to as MRT proposal 101.

DOH will present a webinar on the details of the FIDA MOU on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. To register for the event click here and select the “FIDA Stakeholder Meeting” webinar.  After you register, you will receive a confirmation email from "messenger@webex.com". This email will include instructions for joining the event. If you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour, please check your spam or junk mail folder.  Please be sure that the computer you will use has a sound card that will enable you to use speakers or a headset. There is no conference call-in number.  If you have any immediate questions, please send an email to FIDA@health.state.ny.us.

Contact:  LeadingAge NY Staff, 518-867-8383