Medicaid Redesign Team to Meet Wednesday in New York City

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

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 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 meet on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in New York City.

This is a work session, and there will be no public comment period. The meeting is open to the public with limited seating available. The meeting will be webcast and can be viewed live at:

The Medicaid Redesign Team recently completed five regional public hearings in Buffalo, Rochester, Queensbury, Manhattan, and on Long Island. During those hearings, members of the public and various stakeholders presented their suggestions for reducing the cost and improving the quality of the Medicaid program.

The public has also been encouraged to submit suggestions on the Medicaid Redesign web site at

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 East 79th Street (between Lexington and Park)
New York, NY 10065

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 actions 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.