The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the April 2012 Medicaid Update Special Edition on Health Homes.
Please click the link below to download the current edition.
The Health Home program is a result of the efforts of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT), which was established by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 and charged with reducing costs while increasing quality and efficiency in New York’s Medicaid program.
Health Homes will improve the health care provided to both Fee-for-Service (FFS) and Managed Care Plan (MCP) members of the Medicaid Program (who are medically needy) and will save money by reducing preventable hospitalizations, emergency room visits and unnecessary care.
It is anticipated that at least 975,000 of the more than five million Medicaid members meet the Federal criteria for Health Homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the State Plan Amendment (NYS Health Home SPA for Individuals with Chronic Conditions 11-56) for Phase I of the Health Home program on February 3, 2012, with an effective date of January 1, 2012.