Dear MRT Listserv Subscriber:

The New York State Department of Health (the Department) is pleased to announce the date for the downstate public comment day for New York’s 1115 waiver programs.  

 The public comment day will be held on October 25, 2019 at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave (Corner of 24th Street & Lexington Ave), Room 14-220 (14th Floor), New York, NY 10010. Attendees are required to check in with the security desk whereupon they will be provided direction to the appropriate room. MRT Public Comment will commence from 11am-2pm. Any written public comment may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through November 4, 2019. Please include “1115 Public Forum Comment” in the subject line.

About the 1115 waiver:

  • The 1115 waiver, also known as the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) waiver in New York State, is an agreement between the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State that allows the State to use a managed care delivery system to deliver benefits to Medicaid members, create efficiencies in the Medicaid program, and enable the extension of coverage to certain individuals who would otherwise be without health insurance.
  • The MRT waiver is a vehicle by which the State has implemented the initiatives of MRT and subsequent health systems reforms, including the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.
  • In addition, New York’s goals in implementing its MRT waiver include improving access to health services and achieving better health outcomes for New Yorkers through multiple programs.

This meeting will be webcast live at:, and will be open to the public. Registration will begin at 10:30am, no pre-registration is required. Individuals who wish to provide comments in person are asked to register on-site no later than 12:00pm and will speak in the order of their registration. We kindly request that all comments be limited to five minutes per presenter to ensure that all public comments may be heard.

Following the meeting, the Department will post a transcript of the public comment day, as well as any submitted written public comments, on the following website:

The tentative agenda for the day is as follows:

11:00am- 2:00pm

MRT Public Comment

2:00pm - 2:10pm


Questions regarding this notice should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you.