DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP)

The DSRIP program requirements outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), required the state and Independent Assessor (IA) to convene a panel to review DSRIP applications scored by an independent assessor and to advise the Commissioner of Health whether to accept, reject or modify those recommendations. The PAOP will play an important role in approving DSRIP Project Plans from all areas of the state and will serve as advisors and reviewers of Performing Provider Systems status and project performance during the 5-year DSRIP duration. They will convene during DSRIP Year 2 to review the recommendations put forth by the IA for the Mid-Point Assessment and make recommendations on changes to PPS networks and DSRIP projects. In addition, the PAOP will meet with PPS Leads regionally on a bi-annual basis to receive updates on the status of projects and progress towards goals and objectives.

PAOP Members

PAOP Meetings


June 19, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel met at Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The meeting was open to the public and was a work session for the panel members. Public comment on any 1115 waiver program immediately followed the PAOP working session. No pre-registration was required.


November 16, 2017

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel met at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan, New York, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The meeting was open to the public and was a work session for the panel members. No pre-registration was required.

  1. Agenda
  2. DSRIP Highlights
  3. DSRIP Independent Evaluation
    1. OQPS Procurement Process Overview
    2. University at Albany Study Design Overview (PDF)
  4. Independent Assessor Progress Report
  5. The Prevention Agenda & DSRIP (PDF)

Webcast link: https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts/archive/

Following the PAOP meeting, an 1115 waiver Downstate Public Comment session was held. A recording of the live webcast, written comments, meeting notes, and presentation slides can be found at the following link and clicking on "Latest News": https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/medicaid_waiver_1115.htm

October 30, 2017 – PAOP Mid–Point Assessment Update Webinar

In advance of PAOP's next meeting scheduled for November 16th, the Department scheduled a webinar to review the progress of PPS since the Mid–Point Assessment on funds flow and partner engagement through DY3Q1. The presentation and webinar can be found below.

On August 30, 2017 New York Medicaid DSRIP program reviewed the payment methodology and payments for PPS as of Demonstration Year 2, Quarter 4 for the DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP). The session also reviewed the first set of Pay for Performance outcomes based measures for Measurement Year 2 (MY2), as well as information regarding the High Performance Fund, Equity Infrastructure and Equity Performance payment programs.

On Wednesday, February 1st through Friday, February 3rd, the DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP) met with the DSRIP Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in Albany at the Empire State Plaza rooms 2 – 4 to discuss the Independent Assessor´s Mid–Point Assessment findings. The meeting was open to the public but there was no public comment opportunity on these days.

Public Comment Day Presentations

Ahead of the meeting listed above, the Department briefed the PAOP on a series of topics. The presentations that were given to the PAOP can be found below:


  • October 7, 2016 – The federal Standard Terms and Conditions (STCs) that govern the NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program requires Mid–Point Assessment of all 25 Performing Provider Systems (PPS) around the state. On October 7, 2016, the Department and Public Consulting Group (PCG) briefed the Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP) on the mid–point assessment process and PPS progress. The meeting was held in Albany at the Empire State Plaza, meeting room #6 from 10:30am to 3:30pm. It was open to the public, however, there was no opportunity for public comment.
  • Agenda
  • Questions about the day or the Panel may be directed to dsrip@health.ny.gov
  • January 21st & 22nd, 2016