Partnership Plan Waiver Extension
The Partnership Plan has been the primary vehicle used by the State to expand access to managed care and is therefore in alignment with the Medicaid Redesign Team’s (MRT) goal of “care management for all” (A Plan to Transform the Empire State’s Medicaid Program). The Partnership Plan has been extremely successful in enhancing the health status of low-income New Yorkers by increasing access to health care for the Medicaid population, improving the quality of health services, and expanding coverage to additional low income residents through the use of resources generated by managed care efficiencies.
A request for a five year extension to the Partnership Plan 1115 Waiver will be submitted to allow New York State the time necessary to fully implement the multi-year action plan developed by the Medicaid Redesign Team. As a result of the multi-year action plan, it was necessary to request an amendment to the Partnership Plan 1115 Waiver which was submitted for approval to CMS on August 6, 2012. The request includes proposals to support the CMS Triple Aim- improving quality and outcomes of health care while reducing costs, and health reform initiatives driven by the Affordable Care Act. The extension will continue to provide the infrastructure for the care management vision for all Medicaid enrollees.
Partnership Plan Waiver Extension Request
New York will officially submit its request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on October 18, 2012.
- Partnership Plan Waiver Extension Application (PDF, 1.2MB, 38pgs.)
- Partnership Plan Waiver Interim Report (PDF, 1.45MB, 57pgs.)
Partnership Plan Waiver Extension Overview Presentation
This presentation provides an overview of the Partnership Plan Waiver Extension process that will be used at the Public Forums.
- Presentation: Overview of Partnership Plan Waiver Extension (PPT, 879KB, 25 slides)
Stakeholder Engagement Process
Waiver Extension Public Hearing – Albany
- September 20, 2012, 1 PM – 4 PM
University at Albany
School of Public Health Auditorium
1 University Place
Rensselaer, New York
Waiver Extension Public Hearing – Brooklyn
- September 25, 2012, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
New York City College of Technology
Auditorium – Klitgord Center
285 Jay Street
Waiver Extension Public Hearing – Webinar
- September 27, 2012, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Space is limited – Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/610013329
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
- System Requirements
- PC-based attendees
- Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
- Macintosh®-based attendees
- Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
- Mobile attendees
- Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet
Comments (including comments sought through the public engagement process) concerning the State’s plan to submit a waiver extension request can be sent to the e-mail or postal addresses below for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this notice.
- Attn: Jason Helgerson
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
1 Commerce Plaza, Suite 1211
Albany, NY 12224
- Submit comments directly to CMS on the NYS Partnership Plan Extension Request:
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Pursuant to 42 CFR Section 431.408 the State announced its intent to seek a waiver extension by public notice in the New York State Register