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New York has reached a $230 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson for the treatment and prevention of the Opioid Crisis in New York and J&J will end the sale of selling Opioids.

New York is also set to receive at least $200 million under a $4.5 billion multistate agreement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family.

Governor Cuomo has signed the Opioid Settlement Fund legislation into law making NY eligible to receive up to half of all funds within months.  The approval memo is available online here.


The NYS Council and a group of 17 Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association (IPA) Networks released a White Paper today documenting the critical role of behavioral healthcare in New York’s post-pandemic recovery. The groups urge state leaders to increase support for behavioral health services and the networks and infrastructure necessary to deliver effective services going forward.

The press release is available here.
The white paper is available here.


Brett Friedman at DOH presented slides for members of Medicaid Matters NY re: elements being considered for incorporation into a Concept Paper that NY will submit to CMS as a first step in pursuit of a new 1115 Waiver.   More details available here.

Brett Friedman who is the day-to-day program lead on the NYS Medicaid Program was also the keynote speaker at the United Hospital Fund annual Medicaid Conference. More details and slides are available here.

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