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Medicaid Redesign Team: Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group

Contact the MRT Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibility Work Group

Share your thoughts with the Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group by emailing streamlining@health.state.ny.us.

Medicaid Administration Annual Report

The annual report describes the activities the State has undertaken in the past year to assume Medicaid administrative functions, and the plan and timeline for the assumption of additional functions. The report also describes how the State has coordinated the implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the State Administration of Medicaid.

2012 Meetings

The Department of Health is reconvening the Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities work group to begin the process of developing an implementation plan for the assumption of Medicaid administrative functions, as it relates to the Governor's 2012-13 Executive Budget Proposal.

February 21, 2012 Meeting Materials

Meeting Audio

Meeting Materials

March 15, 2012 Meeting

Meeting Materials

Work Group Recommendations

Work Group Mission

  • Identify the administrative impediments that prevent New York residents from accessing the health care services they need.
  • Explore ways to make enrollment easier by reducing paperwork and other administrative requirements that do not add value or improve program integrity, while ensuring these streamlining activities are in concert with implementation of federal health care reform and operation of the health insurance exchanges.
  • Consider consolidating programs to reduce confusion and administrative costs, with a priority focus on streamlining and centralizing long term care administration and services.

Work Group Members

The members of the Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities work group were selected by co-chairs and MRT members Steve Acquario and Ann Monroe.

Co-chair: Steve Acquario, Executive Director, New York State Association of Counties

Co-chair: Ann Monroe, President, Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York

  • Joe Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center
  • Kate Breslin, President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
  • Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive
  • Wendy Darwell, Vice President & COO, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
  • Trilby de Jung, Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center, Rochester
  • Robert Doar, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration
  • Melinda Dutton, Partner, Manatt Health Solutions
  • Denise A. Figueroa, Executive Director, Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Troy
  • David Jolly, Commissioner, Orange County Department of Social Services
  • Deborah Mabry, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Morris Heights Health Center
  • Michelle Mazzacco, Vice President/Director, Eddy Visiting Nurse Association
  • Loren Ranaletta, President & CEO, Episcopal Church Home
  • Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature
  • Hon. William J. Ryan, President, New York State Association of Counties
  • Thomas Santulli, Chemung County Executive
  • Robert H. Thompson, Vice President, Safety Net Programs, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Francine Turner, Political Action Director, CSEA

Work Group Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: Space for meeting observers is EXTREMELY limited (first 20-25 people only – others will be turned away). Bring picture ID for access to all buildings.

A conference call phone number to dial in to listen (only) to these meetings will be posted to the MRT Web site at least one day in advance of each meeting.

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • New York City – NYS Department of Health Metropolitan Regional Office
  • 90 Church Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room A/B, Manhattan
  • Minutes from July 7 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting
  • Recorded Conference Call from July 7 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • Troy – NYS Department of Health Capital District Regional Office
  • Saratoga Conference Room, Frear Building, One Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180
  • Minutes from August 11 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting
  • Recorded Conference Call from August 11 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • Rochester – NYS Department of Health Western Regional Office
  • Triangle Building, 335 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
  • Minutes from September 8 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting
  • Recorded Conference Call from September 8 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:00am to 2:00pm

  • Troy – NYS Department of Health Capital District Regional Office
  • Saratoga Conference Room, Frear Building, One Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180
  • Recommendations Adopted by the MRT Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group at September 27 Meeting
  • Minutes from September 27 Program Streamlining and State/Local Responsibilities Work Group meeting