Governor Andrew Cuomo has brought together healthcare and business leaders, including New York State Nurses Association President Karen A. Ballard, to seek ways to reduce costs and improve the quality of care provided via the Medicaid program. The association has produced a white paper and talking points with recommendations on how to improve Medicaid and how registered professional nurses can take a leadership role in providing coordinated, accessible and cost-effective care.
The Medicaid Redesign Team is looking for good ideas from healthcare and business leaders, healthcare professionals and the public. We strongly encourage nurses to make their voices heard to help create a cost-effective Medicaid program that protects and improves the state’s public health.
The Medicaid Redesign Team is soliciting input in public hearings around the state (for more information on the hearings, check the Department of Health website. Or submit comments via the online form. Provide any feedback as soon as possible, as the team has to submit its first report to Gov. Cuomo by March 1.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.