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New York State Register October 31, 2018/Vol. XL, Issue 44: Notice of increase in Medicaid rates for long term care and institutional services. Empire Center says increase ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will go toward pay raises.
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Here is the notice published online Wednesday by the state Health Department and cited Friday by the Empire Center. The Empire Center's press release can be found in today's Inbox.

https://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2018/oct31/misc.pdf

PUBLIC NOTICE Department of Health
Pursuant to 42 CFR Section 447.205, the Department of Health hereby gives public notice of the following:

The Department of Health proposes to amend the Title XIX (Medicaid) State Plan for Long Term Care and Institutional services. The following changes are proposed:
Long Term Care Services
Effective on or after November 1, 2018, the Department of Health will adjust the operating component of rates of reimbursement for nursing homes, certified under Article 28 of the Public Health Law, to reflect an across the board investment not to exceed one and one-half percent (1.5%).
Institutional Services
Effective on or after November 1, 2018, the Department of Health will adjust the operating component of inpatient rates of reimburse- ment for hospitals, certified under Article 28 of the Public Health Law, to reflect an across the board investment not to exceed two percent (2%).
The public is invited to review and comment on this proposed State Plan Amendment, a copy of which will be available for public review on the Departmentís website at http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/ state_plans/status. Individuals without Internet access may view the State Plan Amendments at any local (county) social services district.
For the New York City district, copies will be available at the fol- lowing places:
New York County
250 Church Street
New York, New York 10018
Queens County, Queens Center 3220 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, New York 11101
Kings County, Fulton Center 114 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
Bronx County, Tremont Center 1916 Monterey Avenue
Bronx, New York 10457
Richmond County, Richmond Center 95 Central Avenue, St. George Staten Island, New York 10301
For further information and to review and comment, please contact: Department of Health, Division of Finance and Rate Setting, 99 Washington Ave., One Commerce Plaza, Suite 1432, Albany, NY 12210, or e-mail: spa_inquiries@health.ny.gov

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