30-Month Lookback for Community-Based Long Term Care Services

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State Demonstrations Group

April 7, 2021 Donna Frescatore
State Medicaid Director
Office of Health Insurance Programs New York Department of Health Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower Albany, NY 12237

Dear Ms. Frescatore:

Thank you for your request to amend New York´s section 1115(a) demonstration, titled "Medicaid Redesign Team" (MRT) (Project Number 11-W-00114/2). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received the state´s proposal on March 25, 2021 to implement a 30- month transfer of assets lookback period for coverage of community-based long-term care (CBLTC) services–and to exclude certain enrollees from these proposed rules. We have completed a preliminary review of your request in accordance with the requirements of Section III, Special Term and Condition (STC) #7 and have determined that the state´s application meets the requirements for a complete amendment application.

New York´s amendment application will be posted on Medicaid.gov and the comment period will last 30 days in accordance with 42 CFR 431.416(b). The state´s application will be available here

We look forward to working with you and your staff on the review of this demonstration amendment. If you have any questions, please contact your CMS project officer, Mr. Jonathan Morancy, at Jonathan.Morancy@cms.hhs.gov.


Angela D. Garner Director
Division of System Reform Demonstrations

cc: Michael Kahnowitz, State Lead, Medicaid and CHIP Operations Group