The governor this week reiterated that he will not accept the $ 6.7 billion in enhanced federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) funds approved earlier this month because it would prevent him from modifying the state’s Medicaid program as proposed in his executive budget.
But State budget officials have suggested New York will use “a portion of those FMAP dollars to otherwise change, or delay, or round out the edges ”Of proposed modifications to its Medicaid program while also seeking“ a fix to legislation regarding implementation of [Medicaid Redesign Team] reforms. ”
Cuomo had planned to close his fiscal year 2021 budget shortfall, which had primarily been attributed to Medicaid spending, by adjusting the local share paid by New York City and counties and adopting recommendations put forth by the Medicaid Redesign Team II.
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