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April 14, 2014

Statement from HANYS President Dennis P. Whalen on Finalization of Medicaid Waiver

Agreement on the details of the Federal Medicaid waiver is the key benchmark on our pathway to transform New York State's health care system. The waiver will fuel redesign of health care throughout the state by giving hospitals and health systems the resources and tools they need to reorient health care with innovative, patient-centered models of delivering care.

From the beginning, HANYS has pushed for the waiver to be made available to hospitals in all corners of the state, to provide the highest-quality, most effective, and most efficient health care to all New Yorkers. We are pleased that the Governor, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services responded to our concerns.

On behalf of New York's health care providers we thank Governor Cuomo, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, members of the New York State Congressional Delegation, the State Senate and Assembly, the state Department of Health, and our allied association partners.

We stand ready to help New York's hospitals and health systems throughout the state leverage the waiver to improve the health of New Yorkers.



Melissa Mansfield
Manager, Public and Media Relations
(518) 431-7770

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.