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EXEC BUDGET PROPOSAL: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
REINVESTMENT FROM MMC


A NYS Council advocacy priority was included in Governor Hochul’s proposed budget related to reinvestment of savings from the behavioral health carve into Medicaid managed care. The proposal allocates $74 million from MMC plans recoupments for reinvestment through OMH and allocates $37 million from MMC plan recoupment for investment through OASAS for SFY 2022-23.   This totals $111 million (state share) and $222 million gross ($148 million for OMH and $74 million for OASAS over two years). 

NYS Council members can access additional information about this proposal and others from the proposed Executive Budget online here.

OASAS RATE ENHANCEMENTS


OASAS is working to implement Medicaid rate enhancements in response to additional Federal funding made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).  The enhancement applies to specific OASAS levels of care and are time limited.

Detailed information is available online here.  If you have any questions send them to the Healthcare Finance Mailbox.

OUTPATIENT RATE REFORM PROPOSAL


The NYS Council, the Coalition for Behavioral Health, and NYASAP have developed a funding proposal that will address the tenuous fiscal viability of service providers caused by inadequate Medicaid rates that have failed to keep pace with inflation.  The proposal also addresses structural injustices impacting people of color and other underserved communities by strengthening and better coordinating supports that address Social Drivers of Health (SDOH) for Medicaid beneficiaries in order to ensure access to safe housing, nutritious food, educational and vocational opportunities.

A copy of the proposal is available online here.

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