Governor Cuomo

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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

Commissioner Shah

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Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner


Health News

April 14, 2014

Report Indicates High Consumer Satisfaction Rates Among Members of New York's Managed Long-term Care Plans

The New York State Department of Health announced that a customer satisfaction survey of enrollees in Medicaid managed long-term care plans (MLTCs) rate their plans highly. The survey by IPRO concludes that 84 percent of enrollees rated their managed long-term care plans (MLTCs) good or excellent. Eighty-nine percent would recommend their plan to a friend, and 84 percent said the plan helped them and their families manage their illness better. Ratings of plan communication were also high with 81 percent indicating that the plan explains services clearly, and 84 percent reported that they were treated with politeness and respect.

Governor Cuomo Announces Final Approval of $8 Billion MRT Waiver to Protect and Transform New York's Health Care System

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has finalized terms and conditions with the federal government for a groundbreaking waiver that will allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings generated by Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) reforms. The MRT waiver amendment will transform the state's health care system, bend the Medicaid cost curve, and ensure access to quality care for all Medicaid members.

April 10, 2014

Report Shows New York's Managed Long-Term Care Plans Continue to Demonstrate High-Quality Performance

A new report issued by the New York State Department of Health shows that Managed Long-Term Care plans (MLTCs) are continuing to provide high-quality services to consumers in the areas of effectiveness of care and stability or improvement in managing activities of daily living.

April 9, 2014

Health Alert - Governor Cuomo Advises New Yorkers to Be Cautious of Ticks as Warmer Weather Arrives

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today alerted New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent diseases that are transmitted by ticks as springtime weather arrives throughout the state.

April 4, 2014

North Country Commission Releases Report for Improving Health Systems In Adirondacks

The North Country Health Systems Redesign Commission has released its report, which includes a set of recommendations designed to stabilize the delivery of health care in the northern region of New York State while improving population health.

April 3, 2014

State Health Commissioner Highlights Local Public Health Initiatives During National Public Health Week

During National Public Health Week, April 7-13, State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah M.D., M.P.H. will showcase what is being done across the state to protect and improve community health and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

March 26, 2014

State Health Commissioner Announces Launch of Health Innovation Challenge

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH today announced the launch of New York State's inaugural Health Innovation Challenge, a four-month project that is being held in collaboration with the New York State Health Foundation.


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