NY Medicaid on the ropes? by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

In a battle going back 15 years, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to reduce Medicaid reimbursements to New York for the state's developmentally disabled centers by as much as 80 percent. Daily rates per patient at the facilities had jumped from just over $1,700 in 1999 to over $5,100 by 2011.

Feds aim for big cut in NY’s Medicaid dollars by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Federal Medicaid reimbursements to New York State could be cut by $1 billion a year to make up for more than two decades of excessive claims that one congressman compared to “fraud.”

NY’s Medicaid waiver wager by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

Governor Andrew Cuomo is betting the house on Medicaid managed care ringing up estimated savings of $34 billion, to be split between New York and the federal government over the next five years.

Pressure Mounts on Medicaid Cap by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

Just-released November data indicate that Medicaid spending was within Governor Cuomo's new cap through the first two-thirds of fiscal 2011-12 -- but just barely.The $15.3 billion cap on state-funded Medicaid spending within the Department of Health ...

Taming the Medicaid Bull by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

Trying to rein in runaway Medicaid spending is an historic annual event in New York. Governor Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team was assigned the most recent task of both reducing spending and increasing the quality of care.

NY is number one (in dependency) by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Based on per-capita federal data, USA Today reports that "New Yorkers get more government aid per person from social programs than residents of any other state." The Empire State's Medicaid spending per-person alone is more than double the average, but we're also high in other categories of social assistance.

Report Finds Long-Term Care Is Too Costly Press Releases

The cost of financing long-term care (LTC) through Medicaid is on track to become “a crippling burden” for New York State unless steps are taken to reform the program, a report issued today by the Empire Center for Public Policy warns.