Governor Cuomo and NY Legislature Reach Agreement on Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature reached an agreement late on Sunday, June 17, that is expected to lead to the creation of the Governor’s proposed Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (“Justice Center”).  The bill, S. 7749/A.10721, will be brought to the Assembly for a vote on Wednesday, […]

Gov. Cuomo Announces Agreement on Justice Center Legislation to Protect People with Special Needs and Disabilities

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced an agreement on legislation that will establish a new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, which will change how the state protects New Yorkers in state-operated, certified, or licensed facilities and programs. As we previously […]

NY State Seeks Medicaid Waiver to Redesign Health Care System

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday, June 5, that New York State will seek to spend $10 billion in Medicaid savings to redesign the state’s health care system. The state must ask the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) for a waiver that would allow the state to use up to $10 billion […]

Gov. Cuomo Releases Proposed Regulations to Limit Executive Compensation and Administrative Costs for State-Funded Providers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of proposed regulations to limit spending for administrative costs and executive compensation at state-funded not-for-profit and for-profit service providers. The press release from Governor Cuomo’s office, along with a link to an example of one of the proposed multi-agency regulations, can be found here. Related Post: Cuomo […]

Gov. Cuomo Proposes New Agency to Protect New Yorkers with Special Needs

On Monday, May 7, Governor Cuomo proposed legislation for a new agency to protect New Yorkers with special needs.  If the legislature approves of the bill, called the “Protection of People with Special Needs Act,” the proposed Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs would be up and running by April 1, […]

Cuomo Signs Executive Order Limiting Spending for Administrative Costs and Executive Compensation at State-Funded Service Providers

This week Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 38 which limits how much state funded service providers can compensate their executives.  In his address prior to issuing the Order, Governor Cuomo said that “[r]oughly one-third of the budget goes to service providers.”  He went on to say that “[t]here are over 140,000 providers […]

Gov. Cuomo Announces Task Force to Review Taxpayer Funded Not-for-Profits

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Governor Cuomo announced that he has created a new task force to “to investigate the executive and administrator compensation levels at not-for-profits that receive taxpayer support from the state.”  Although the task force will presumably review all taxpayer funded non-profits, the press release from the Governor’s office acknowledged that the […]

HHS Releases Proposed Rule for Health Insurance Exchange Regulations

On July 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a proposed rule that would implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges, pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).  Exchanges are, in essence, state-based insurance marketplaces that combine insurance risks together with insurance premiums.  Exchanges are set to be operational and […]

Official: Governor Cuomo Nominates James C. Cox to New York State Medicaid Inspector General

In a press release this morning, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced his nomination of James C. Cox to serve as the New York State Medicaid Inspector General.  We previously broke this news to the industry and to the New York Nonprofit Press on July 6, 2011. With 23 years of experience in the U.S. Department […]

James C. Cox Rumored to Succeed James Sheehan as Medicaid Inspector General

After reports a few weeks ago that James Sheehan had been asked to resign from his position as Medicaid Inspector General for the State of New York, rumors began circulating as to who would succeed him. Some believed that Governor Andrew Cuomo would appoint a former colleague from the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, […]