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Questionnaire NameNew York Partnership Plan - Amendment to serve Incarcerated Individuals
DescriptionNew York submitted a request to amend its 1115 demonstration to provide limited transitional coverage for services to incarcerated individuals who are enrolled in Medicaid for the 30 days prior to release from jail or prison. The state's goal is to decrease emergency department visits, hospitalizations, overdoses, and recidivism for recently released offenders who have two or more chronic diseases, HIV/AIDS, or a serious mental illness. The federal comment period will be open from October 21, 2016 through November 20, 2016.
Response FromID: #225801 on Nov 8th 2016 4:20 pm
New York Partnership Plan - Amendment to serve Incarcerated Individuals

New York Partnership Plan - Amendment to serve Incarcerated Individuals

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 10/21/16 – 11/20/16

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It is essential to establish links to health care services for inmates around the time of release. Given the prevalence of mental illness among inmates, behavioral health care plays a critical role in helping them to access physical health services and put together a life on the outside. It is difficult enough to navigate the Medicaid care system when you are only mildly ill and are established in the community. Inmates with multiple conditions fall through the cracks too often, with many ending up in the hospital unnecessarily.
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