1115 Acceptance Letter

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850

State Demonstrations Group

April 16, 2020

Donna Frescatore
Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower (OCP–1211)
Albany, NY 12237

Dear Ms. Frescatore:

Thank you for your recent submission of the Children´s Evaluation Design ("evaluation design") component of New York´s section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration titled, "Medicaid Redesign Team" (MRT) (Project Number 11-W-00114/2). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received your revised evaluation design on April 1, 2020 and hereby approves the evaluation design through March 31, 2021. We sincerely appreciate the state´s commitment to a rigorous evaluation of your demonstration.

CMS has added the approved evaluation design to the MRT demonstration´s Special Terms and Conditions (STC) as part of Attachment M. A copy of the STCs, that includes the new attachment, is enclosed with this letter. The approved evaluation design may now be posted to the state´s Medicaid website within thirty days, per 42 CFR 431.424(c). CMS will also post the approved evaluation design as a standalone document, separate from the STCs, on Medicaid.gov.

Please note that an interim evaluation report, consistent with the approved evaluation design is due to CMS one year prior to the expiration of the demonstration, or at the time of the renewal application if the state requests to extend the MRT demonstration. In order to ensure that all years of the demonstration period are evaluated, if the demonstration is renewed, the time period of measurement for the future demonstration´s interim evaluation report will be modified to include any as-yet unevaluated period from the current demonstration period. To conduct the evaluation of the current demonstration period under the future interim evaluation report, the state would use either this approved evaluation design from the current period or specify an alternative plan in the future period evaluation design. In the event the demonstration is not renewed, a final summative evaluation report, consistent with this approved design, is due to CMS within 18 months of the end of the demonstration period.

We look forward to our continued partnership with you and your staff on the New York Medicaid Redesign Team Demonstration. If you have any questions, please contact your CMS project officer, Ms. Lisa Marunycz. Ms. Marunycz may be reached by email at Lisa.Marunycz@cms.hhs.gov.


Angela D. Garner
Division of System Reform Demonstrations

Danielle Daly
Division of Demonstration Monitoring and Evaluation

cc: Maria Tabakov, State Monitoring Lead, CMS Medicaid and CHIP Operations Group