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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.

Children’s Medicaid Transition Plan

August 31, 2017
On August 15th, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released for public comment the draft Transition Plan for the Children’s Medicaid System Transformation, which describes the State’s overall approach to implement children’s Health Homes, roll out the six new State Plan Amendment (SPA) services and newly aligned children’s Home and Community Based Services ... ... Read More

Cancellation and Alteration of Mandatory Medicare Bundled Payment Models

August 31, 2017
On August 15th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes to the CJR model and cancel several other mandatory payment models that were finalized but not implemented under the Obama Administration. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until October 14th. A summary of major ... ... Read More

RFP for Brooklyn Housing for Adults with SMI

August 22, 2017
On August 7th, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a not-for-profit organization to assume operational responsibility for a 24-bed licensed Community Residence (CR) Program and a 22-bed Scattered Site Supportive Housing (SH) Program in Brooklyn. All housing residents are adult males from the Jewish Orthodox ... ... Read More

MLTC Workforce Investment Program

August 22, 2017
On August 4th, the New York State Office of Health Insurance Programs released the final application for the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Workforce Investment Program, which is part of the State’s Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver. The program provides up to $245 million in funding to retrain, recruit and retain long term care workers, and ... ... Read More

FY 2018 IRF Final Rule

August 22, 2017
On July 31st, CMS released a final rule for federal FY 2018 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP). A summary of major provisions of the rule is attached. The final rule is available here. ... Read More