1115 Acceptance Letter

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S2–01–16
Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850

State Demonstrations Group

August 10, 2020

Donna Frescatore
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower (OCP - l21l)
Albany, NY 12237

Dear Ms. Frescatore:

We are writing to inform you that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is approving New York´s request to update the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) section 1115(a) demonstration´s (Project Number 11-W-00114/2) Special Terms and Conditions (STC), Attachment K. As detailed in the state´s July 8, 2020 request, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shelter-in-place order from Governor Cuomo, staff in your state´s Performing Provider Systems (PPS) and the Independent Assessor (IA) were unable to complete their work in the specified timeframe for submission and review of the Demonstration Year (DY) 5, 3rd (October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019) and 4th (January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020) Quarterly Reports that would have resulted in performance payments by July 29, 2020. In addition, CMS has updated the "IA Review Complete" dates for these same deliverables to August 30, 2020. These updates will permit the state to extend the deadline for distribution of the DY 5 "Payment 2" from July 29, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact your project officer, CAPT Lisa Marunycz. CAPT Marunycz may be reached at (410) 786-1638 or by email at Lisa.Marunycz@cms.hhs.gov.


Angela D. Garner Director
Division of System Reform Demonstrations


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