NYS Seal

ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SUBJECT:
Medicaid Managed Care Prescription Drug Carve-In Implementation

PURPOSE:
To examine the impact of the carve-in on State Medicaid enrollees

New York City

Monday, December 19th, 2011
10:00 A.M.
Assembly Hearing Room
250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor

ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

The 2011-12 State budget repealed the prescription drug "carve-out" for Medicaid managed care. On October 1, 2011, several million New Yorkers transitioned into this new model of prescription coverage. Previously, prescription drugs were handled by the Preferred Drug Program for Medicaid managed care recipients. With Medicaid enrollment expected to increase, from an already historical high, an evaluation of the program seems necessary.

The Committee will receive oral and written testimony on: the impact this transition has had on State Medicaid enrollees; access, compliance, and providing enrollees appropriate medication; and whether and how the new model is delivering savings to the state in comparison to the Preferred Drug Program.

Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes' duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committee will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee staff as early as possible.

Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.

Richard N. Gottfried
Member of Assembly
Chair
Committee on Health



PUBLIC HEARING REPLY FORM

Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on Medicaid Managed Care Prescription Drug Carve-In Implementation are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail, email or fax it to:

EstÝbaliz Alonso
Senior Legislative Analyst
Assembly Committee on Health
Room 520 - Capitol
Albany, New York 12248
Email: alonsoe@assembly.state.ny.us
Phone: (518) 455-4371
Fax: (518) 455-4693
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