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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 Services Transition Plan

October 10, 2017
New York State is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the various components of the Transition Plan for the Children’s Medicaid System Transformation. The State held a webinar on September 18th to discuss details of the Plan, including upcoming tasks and responsibilities for providers in preparation for the transition. The slides from the webinar ... ... Read More

2017 MLTC Clinical Advisory Group Report

October 3, 2017
On September 12th, the New York State Department of Health released the draft of the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) Report for 2017 for public comment. As part of New York State’s commitment to transitioning at least 80 percent of managed care payments to value-based payment (VBP) arrangements by 2020 as ... ... Read More

Funding for Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care

September 20, 2017
On September 7th, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with Public Health Solutions, released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to expand access to buprenorphine treatment in primary care. Over $1 million in total annual funding will be provided through this RFP for primary care practices to use a Nurse ... ... Read More

Medicaid Requirements Regarding Social Determinants of Health and CBOs

September 12, 2017
On August 25th, the New York State Department of Health hosted a webinar to discuss requirements in the Medicaid Value-Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap to implement social determinants of health (SDH) interventions. By incentivizing providers and managed care organizations to address the underlying drivers of health outcomes, the State hopes to improve population health while reducing ... ... Read More

Proposed RFP for HIV Care Coordination Services

September 7, 2017
On August 22nd, the NYC Department of Mental Health (DOHMH), in collaboration with Public Health Solutions (PHS), released a Concept Paper for a forthcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Ryan White Part A Funded Services Care Coordination Program. This program, for which there is $21,072,362 allocated for the first contract year, will provide funding ... ... Read More