New York State Health Care Reform Act (HCRA)

HCRA is a major component of New York State´s Health Care financing laws which governs hospital reimbursement methodologies and targets funding for a multitude of health care initiatives. The law also requires that certain third-party payors and providers of health care services participate in the funding of these initiatives through the submission of authorized surcharges and assessments.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In an effort to disseminate information in a more timely manner, the HCRA program will, whenever possible, communicate information to Payors, TPAs, and Providers via email. It is very important to keep your email addresses current. If you do not have a current email address on file with us or if you need to edit your email address, this information can be completed through the "Maintain Email Addresses" option available on the Office of Pool Administration (OPA) website.

What´s New

January28, 2013

Please Note:

As of February 1, 2014, all questions or correspondence should be directed to

November 8, 2013

Letter to Electing Payors and TPAs regarding 2014 Regional Covered Lives Assessment Rates

October 31, 2013

Notice to Electing Payors regarding Covered Lives Enrollment Option for 2014

October 30, 2013

Notice to Electing Payors concerning Eligibility for Annual Reporting for 2014

October 29, 2013

Notice to Electing TPAs concerning Eligibility for Annual Reporting for 2014

October 28, 2013

Notice to Electing Payors concerning Ineligibility for Annual Reporting for 2014

October 16, 2013

Notice to Electing Payors, TPAs and Providers: The website will allow the submission of the Annual 2013 Public Goods Pool report beginning on January 1, 2014. The January 2014 monthly report will be available for submission beginning on February 1, 2014.

The schedule of report and payment due dates are available under Schedule of Reporting Forms and Payment Due Dates. Please note that the schedule only includes due dates for January 2014 - June 2014. Once the due dates for July 2014 - December 2014 have been determined, an updated schedule will be posted.

If you have any questions concerning electronic filing, please contact the Electronic Filing Help Desk at (315)671-3800 or via email at