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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: #225809 on Nov 9th 2016 10:18 am
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 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

Please provide your comments here and/or attach below:

Dear Mr. Fishman,
This Innovation Fund will assure that community potential and experience becomes the integral part of DSRIP they must to
achieve the over-riding goal of health system transformation.The DSRIP Innovation Fund specifically gives funding through every PPS to implement projects proposed and undertaken by local community groups as an integral component of each PPS’s focus and strategy.
The Innovation Projects can both use local assets as well as address the “social determinants” of health in a way that has been largely impossible so far---despite the recognized need for community-based services that are accessible, trusted and that strategically recognize community needs while, to the largest degree possible, involve local residents as “assets” to carry out projects.
There are endless examples of evidence-based strategies and projects that communities could implement with the Innovation Funding I named a few below:
• The many well-proven approaches to mentoring, from mentoring high-risk re-entry populations to mentoring for kids whose high ACE scores underlie their hospital overutilization for both mental and physical conditions
• Peer workers for mental health and substance abuse programs; new approaches to distressed/depressed populations, such as teaching meditation and yoga; cooking classes, walking clubs and other wellness activities dispersed accessibly throughout the community and run by community members.

I would like to support this Innovation Funding proposal and I would like to strongly encourage CMS, and the State to support it as well.

Thank You,
Daphanie Serriano
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