Final VBP Roadmap Approval Letter from CMS

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

January 29, 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:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed its review of the annual update (Year 5) of the Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap update for New York´s section 11 l 5(a) demonstration (Project No. 11–W–00304/2), titled "Medicaid Redesign Team" (MRT). We have determined that the submission dated September 26, 2019, meets the requirements set forth in the Special Terms and Conditions, and, therefore, hereby approve the MRT´s VBP Roadmap.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your project officer, Ms. Audrey Cassidy. Ms. Cassidy can be reached at (410) 786–0059 or at


Angela D. Gamer
Division of System Reform Demonstrations


cc: Nicole McKnight, Branch Manager
      Maria Tabakov, State Lead, Monitoring Lead