Managed Long Term Care (MLTC)

What's New:


In compliance with 42 CFR §441.301(c)(5)(v), DOH is pleased to seek submission of comments on its Social Adult Day Care (SADC) Heightened Scrutiny evidence packets, which are required as part of the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for coming into compliance the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule for all SADC sites.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Heightened Scrutiny requirements for HCBS settings presumed to have the qualities of an institution. Settings that fall into one of three categories that define qualities of an institution and are subject to a Heightened Scrutiny review by CMS are as follows:

  • Prong 1: Setting is in a publicly or privately operated facility that provides inpatient institutional treatment.
  • Prong 2: Setting is in a building on the grounds of, or adjacent to, a public institution.
  • Prong 3: Setting has the effect of isolating individuals from the broader community.

CMS, based on evidence submitted by the State, will confirm whether a setting is not institutional in nature and does have the qualities of home and community-based settings.

Details can be found in the full announcement here: Announcement: NYS SADC Heightened Scrutiny Submission Available for Public Comment Until September 30, 2023

MLTC Unwinding from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

  • Current information to come.

Managed long-term care (MLTC) is a system that streamlines the delivery of long-term services to people who are chronically ill or disabled and who wish to stay in their homes and communities. These services, such as home care or adult day care, are provided through managed long-term care plans that are approved by the New York State Department of Health. The entire array of services to which an enrolled member is entitled can be received through the MLTC plan the member has chosen.

As New York transforms its long-term care system to one that ensures care management for all, enrollment in a MLTC plan may be mandatory or voluntary, depending on individual circumstances.

MLTC Overview

Enrollment in a MLTC plan is mandatory for those who:

  • Are dual eligible (eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare) and over 21 years of age and need community based long-term care services for more than 120 days.
  • Reside in the following counties:
    1. Effective 2012-2013 - NYC, Albany, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Onondaga, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk & Westchester
    2. Effective 2014 - Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Herkimer, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady Schoharie, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Washington, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming
    3. Effective 2015 - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Schuyler, Yates

Enrollment in MLTC plan is voluntary for those who:

  • Are dual eligible and are 18 through 21 years of age and need community based long term care services for more than 120 days and assessed as nursing home eligible.
  • Are non-dual eligible and over 18 years of age and are assessed as nursing home eligible.

To learn more about the migration of long-term care services to a managed care environment, click here for the MRT 90 webpage:

To learn more about the managed long-term care options available, choosing a plan, covered services and enrollee rights, click here:

To see a list of available MLTC plans, click here:

To learn how the different MLTC plans rate, click here:

NYS MLTC Plan Information

Health Plan Specific Member Handbook

NYS Model Member Handbooks

  • Partial Capitation - (Web) - (PDF)
  • Medicaid Advantage (Note: This program ended December 31, 2021.)
  • Medicaid Advantage Plus - (Web) - (PDF)

NYS Contracted Health Plan Provider Directories

NYS Contracted Health Plan Ownership and Control Interest Information

NYS Contracted Health Plan Network Adequacy Standards