Medicaid Stat Facts in the 2011-2012 Budget

Redesigning Medicaid and Health Care

  • Total Medicaid spending including federal, state and local spending of $52.6 billion represents a decrease of $337 million, or minus 1 percent. 
  • The budget includes a cap of $15.3 billion on Department of Health Medicaid state expenditures, which represent the largest and one of the fastest growing components of state spending.
  • The budget process brought together health care providers, labor, government and other Medicaid stakeholders to form Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT). Tasked with identifying ways to provide critical health care services at lower costs with controlled unsustainable growth, the MRT recommended a series of proposals to fundamentally restructure and reform New York’s extensive Medicaid program. The budget implements a majority of the MRT recommendations.
  • The budget reflects $2.3 billion in spending reductions plus $425 million in lower-than-expected expenditures to achieve the Governor’s original savings target of $2.85 billion.
  • The budget implements significant reforms including a major expansion of patient-centered medical homes, better control of home health care services, and care management for individuals with complex and continuing health care needs. New models of integrated care, such as Accountable Care Organizations, will help assure long-term control of health care spending.

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