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Sachs Policy Group provides regular briefings on policy developments and funding opportunities of interest to our clients. Below is a sample of recent updates covering state and federal legislation, regulatory changes, and funding opportunities. SPG walks through new threats and opportunities with clients as they arise.

MA and Part D Proposed Rule

December 6, 2017
On November 16th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule that proposes significant regulatory changes for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) plans, beginning in contract year 2019. For MA and Part D plans, the rule would generally ease reporting requirements, update the Medicare Star Rating methodology, remove ... ... Read More

Peer-Driven Opioid Recovery Mini-Grants RFA

November 28, 2017
On November 9th, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) released a Request for Applications (RFA) for organizations interested in establishing new and/or in expanding existing addiction recovery activities for youth and young adults. Through this program, up to 15 awards of up ... ... Read More

Medicare 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

November 27, 2017
On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule to update 2018 Medicare payment rates under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies for 2018. Provisions of the final rule include, but are not limited to: telehealth, biosimilars, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), ... ... Read More

Intensive Mobile Treatment RFP

November 27, 2017
On November 3rd, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development and operation of Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) teams. The IMT model provides mobile, flexible, and interdisciplinary treatment to adults in New York City who have frequent contact with the mental health, criminal justice, ... ... Read More

Children’s SPA Services Requirements Grid

November 21, 2017
Children’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) rehabilitative services are offered under the Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT) benefit to Medicaid-enrolled individuals under the age of 21. As part of the Children’s Medicaid System Transformation, starting July 1, 2018, New York State intends to implement six new SPA services. These new services are: Other ... ... Read More
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