NY Partnership Plan Temporary Extension CMS Approval

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Children and Adults Health Programs Group

April 30, 2015

Jason Helgerson
State Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower (OCP -1211)
Albany, NY 12237

Dear Mr. Helgerson:

This letter is to inform you that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting a temporary extension ofNew York´s Partnership Plan section 1115 demonstration (Project No. 11-W- 00114/2). The temporary extension is effective through April30, 2015.

The extension period will give CMS and New York the opportunity to have more detailed discussions of the issues involved in the longer extension of the demonstration, including review ofNew York's budget neutrality.

Please note that while some waiver and expenditure authorities will continue into the temporary extension period, other authorities will expire. The following will expire as of March 31, 2015:

  • Expenditure authority to receive federal fmancial participation for payments to providers from the Interim Access Assurance Fund (IAAF).

The demonstration will continue to operate under all other current Special Terms and Conditions (STCs) and waiver and expenditure authorities. The per-member-per month (PMPM) costs approved for the last demonstration year will be used to determine budget neutrality through this temporary extension period.

Your project officer, Jessica Woodard, will contact you to facilitate these discussions. Ms. Woodard can be reached at (410) 786-9249 of Jessica.Woodard@cms.hhs.gov should you need to contact her. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff on your 1115 demonstration extension.


Eliot Fishman

cc: Michael Melendez, Associate Regional Administrator, CMS Region II New York