Public Notice of Intent to Submit Waiver Amendment Request for Housing Disregard

The Department of Health is proposing to modify its Federal-State Health Reform Partnership (F-SHRP) 11-W-00234/2  1115 Waiver as part of a major redesign of New York State’s Medicaid program. Changes affecting the State’s waiver programs are intended to streamline and maximize enrollment in managed care programs, simplify the program, improve quality of care and reduce costs.

This change is effective on or after April 1, 2012.

Establish a Housing Disregard as an incentive for certain individuals to join a Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plan. 

The State is proposing to amend its Federal-State Health Reform Partnership (F-SHRP) 11-W-00234/2 1115 Waiver, to provide single nursing home residents who are discharged back to the community with a Housing Disregard as an incentive to join managed long term care (MLTC).  This income disregard will be available to nursing home residents who are discharged back to the community if they join a MLTC plan. 

Additional information concerning the Partnership Plan and the proposal can be obtained by writing to:

New York State Department of Health
Division of Managed Care
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower, Rm. 1927
Albany, New York 12237

1115 waiver information is also available to the public on–line at www.health.ny.gov

Written comments concerning extension of the program will be accepted at the above address for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this notice.