Information and Resources for NYS Council members

October 12, 2022

Below please find news, information and resources you may be interested in:

First, Senator Schumer is pushing for an additional  $3.2B in federal funds to combat the Opioid Crisis.  The NYS Council will vigorously support the Senator’s efforts:

Next, we spotted this summary that looks at the recent CMS approval of an 1115 Waiver recently submitted by Massachusetts, and the various approval of elements of the Mass. plan have positive implications for approval of New York’s recent 1115 waiver submission:


The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is hosting an informational webinar about the transition of the pharmacy benefit from Medicaid Managed Care to NYRx, the Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) pharmacy program. This is part of a series of recurring monthly webinars about this topic, which are open to all interested MRT stakeholders. There will be a designated question and answer period at the end of the webinar.  This transition will impact HARP beneficiaries.

The All Stakeholders Meeting – Medicaid Pharmacy Benefit Transition webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  Following the webinar, the presentation will be posted to the DOH website

Please complete the registration form. Registration is required to attend this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Please plan to join the webinar 5 minutes ahead of the start time. This will reduce wait times getting into the webinar and allow for a prompt start.


And finally, take a look at the upcoming Lunch and Learn Webinar being hosted by RivkinRadler that looks at overpayments and self-disclosures: