HCA Memo Details Final State Budget 

Situation Report | April 19, 2021

HCA has compiled a comprehensive analysis of the final New York State budget in a new policy memo for members. 

The final state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022 was passed on April 7 and includes $212 billion (all funds) for FY 2022, $12.6 billion in federal stimulus funds from the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” and adds $3.5 billion in tax revenues. 

HCA’s memo outlines all of the Medicaid and health programmatic, fiscal and funding changes of relevance to home and community-based providers. This includes the status of proposed cuts, the Medicaid Global Cap, and other major fiscal measures, as well as COVID-19 relief actions, a new home and community-based care workforce funding appropriation, telehealth, revisions to the fiscal intermediary contractor process, and more. 

While the final enacted budget addressed many of our core concerns with the original proposals, there are still many unresolved or unaddressed issues that HCA will be tackling in the post-budget legislative session, as outlined in the memo. Please see the memo for further details, and we will keep you informed of any additional updates.