A brief overview of Medicaid history


Medicaid gave millions access to healthcare

Medicaid became law under President Lyndon Johnson. Millions of Americans gained clinical access to healthcare, regardless of economic status.


Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced groundbreaking healthcare waiver in New York State

On April 14, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York has finalized terms and conditions with the federal government for a groundbreaking waiver that will allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in federal savings generated by Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) reforms. The MRT waiver amendment will transform the state’s health care system, bend the Medicaid cost curve, and ensure access to quality care for all Medicaid members.


Medicaid Turns 50

The Medicaid system became less efficient and more complex. There was a need to lower system costs and improve patient satisfaction.


Recognized as a Community Engagement Leader

Millennium has been recognized by New York State as a leader in Community-based Engagement and Collaboration.


Our Path to Population Health

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President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Medicaid expanded when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, providing Medicaid coverage for all non-Medicare eligible individuals under age 65.


Millennium Collaborative Care was founded

In order to implement necessary changes Governor Cuomo established Performing Provider Systems across New York State. Millennium Collaborative Care was identified as one of the Performing Provider Systems in Western New York. Millennium launched reaching over 230,000 people and today the organization has touched over 258,000 lives across eight counties.

Healthcare change that will impact generations


The Work Begins

Governor Cuomo announced that the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which enables New York to invest $7.3 billion of Medicaid savings over the next five years into transforming its health care system, has now made specific funding allocations to 25 provider networks across New York state. DSRIP is a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years.


Value Based Payments – A Focus on Quality Care

Healthcare change means payments for services will be based on the quality and the value healthcare patients receive instead of the amount of services rendered. This system requires providers to work together to improve patient care.

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