New Year, New Health Strategies Approved in New York

New York State Embarks on Transformative Healthcare Initiative with Medicaid 1115 Waiver On January 10th, in a landmark decision poised to reshape healthcare delivery, New York State has secured approval for a significant amendment to its Medicaid program, signifying a proactive step towards addressing health inequities and social needs. The 1115 Waiver, a specialized federal approval, empowers the state to test innovative strategies that veer from traditional Medicaid rules, with an ambitious budget allocation of $7.5 billion spread over the next three years. Key Highlights of the Waiver: Addressing Social and Health Needs:1 The waivers main strategy focus is [...]

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