Governor Cuomo has released his proposed $168.2 Billion Budget for the 2018-19 Fiscal Year. The Budget proposal seeks to close a $4.4 billion Budget gap, including through $1 billion in “revenue raisers”.
Based upon an initial staff review of the thousands of page of Budget language and supporting documents, among the proposals of interest/concern to physicians include:
Some positive items include:
Some items of significant concern include:
Items of Interest and Further Review
Of further note, the Budget proposal did not contain provision from previous years’ Budget proposals that MSSNY opposed, such as removing the ability of county medical societies to review applications of physicians to participate in Workers Compensation, and required accreditation of urgent care practices.