Medicaid Redesign Team to Meet February 9 in New York City

Tasked by Governor Cuomo to Reduce Medicaid Costs, Improve Quality and Efficiency

ALBANY, NY (Feb. 2, 2011) – The New York State Medicaid Redesign Team, created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to conduct a comprehensive examination of New York's Medicaid program, will hold its next Team meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in New York City.

The Medicaid Redesign Team will meet:

NYC (Manhattan)
Wednesday, February 9
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hunter College School of Social Work
10th Floor – Room 1010
129 E. 79th St. (between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065

The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating available. The meeting will also be webcast and can be viewed live at:

New York spends more than $53 billion annually to provide health care to more than 4.7 million people. Governor Cuomo has asked the Medicaid Redesign Team to recommend gap-closing actions totaling $2.85 billion to help balance the State's budget and address a $10 billion deficit for the fiscal year that begins April 1, 2011. The Governor's Executive Budget reflects a year-to-year All Funds decrease of $982 million, or 2 percent, in Medicaid spending in 2011-2012.

The Medicaid Redesign Team's 27 members include health care providers, patient advocates, industry experts, business leaders, and representatives of the State Assembly and Senate. The Team is to report its findings and recommendations for cost reductions to the Governor by March 1 for consideration in the budget negotiation process.

As part of its work, the Medicaid Redesign Team has been conducting regional public hearings across the state to solicit ideas from the public and stakeholders on ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency and quality in the Medicaid program.

More information is available at: Suggestions for reforming New York's Medicaid program may also be submitted on this web site.