New York Medicaid’s Proposed “Investments to Address the Health Disparities Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Join us for a discussion with acting New York State Medicaid Director Amir Bassiri on the State’s impending $13.52 billion application to the federal government to support “integrating social care and health care into the fabric of the NYS Medicaid program.”

The request envisions new infrastructure and payment mechanisms to redesign systems of care centered on the region's health equity goals. If approved, regional networks of community-based organizations could receive $585 million over five years to develop programs and workflows in coordination with delivery systems to address the social care needs of Medicaid recipients. Regional planning entities could receive $325 million to develop plans focused on addressing inequities by coordinating and paying for the physical, behavioral, and social care needs of Medicaid members. Furthermore, up to $7 billion could be available for advanced value-based payment mechanisms to support this holistic integrated care that will target equity-related measures. Additional elements of the proposal include investment in supportive housing, workforce, those involved in the justice system, telehealth and digital health infrastructure.

What will you learn?

  • How to understand the high-level goals, initiatives, and investments proposed in the State’s draft application.
  • Learn how this potential significant Medicaid investment could affect grantees in the health care, behavioral health, and community-based social service sectors.
  • How to assess opportunities for philanthropy in supporting the goals of the proposal and the organizations that will be charged with delivering equitable, integrated physical, behavioral, and social care.



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