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State Delays FIDA Enrollment

Last week DOH announced new enrollment schedules for the Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA) demonstration. FIDA is a model of managed long term care that will integrate Medicaid and Medicare funding and services in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. Voluntary enrollment for community based populations originally scheduled to begin in July of 2014 will now begin in October. The start date for voluntary enrollment for dually eligible nursing home residents was, and remains, October 2014.

Passive enrollment for community based populations originally scheduled to begin in September of 2014 will now start in January 2015. Passive enrollment for dually eligible nursing home residents was, and remains, January 2015. The DOH announcement is copied below.

Contact: Patrick Cucinelli, pcucinelli@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8827

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DOH Message:

"In order to ensure beneficiary protections and provide additional time for stakeholder advice, CMS and the State have agreed to an adjustment in the enrollment timeline for FIDA. The voluntary period for both the community based and nursing home populations will start 10/1/14 and the passive period for both populations will start 1/1/15. We plan on releasing a new timeline by 1/31/14 for all the deliverables and will host a webinar or conference call in early February to go over the new schedule. We are not delaying the site visits.

For more information on FIDA, please visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/mrt_101.htm

If you have any questions, please contact DOH at fida@health.state.ny.us.”