State Awards Millennium $243 Million for Medicaid Reform
Money part of statewide allocation and effort to improve care in WNY
BUFFALO, NY – May 8, 2015 – New York State today awarded Millennium Collaborative Care, in cooperation with Erie County Medical Center, a total of $243 million over five years to institute a regional program to cut costs for Medicaid while providing better-focused patient care.
The funding will go to 11 pilot projects identified over the last year by MCC, ECMC and their many partners. The projects focus on a range of tough-to-solve medical issues such as premature pregnancies, ER use, behavioral health and substance abuse.
The money falls into three sectors: administration of the projects, funding for the project work itself and incentive funds to identify ways to improve the patient experience and cut costs.
“After a lengthy and complex application and evaluation process, we now know the funding we have to work with to complete our work for the community,” said Al Hammonds, MCC’s executive director. “While these dollars will not fund all of the needs of the Medicaid population, this money will help us redesign our current system to provide better health care to our Medicaid patients.”
Read More: MCC-DSRIP-Funding-Announcement (PDF)