On March 23, 2022, the New York Department of Health (DOH) received federal approval to extend its Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) 1115 waiver for five years, from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2027. The extension does not contain new program elements, although the DOH is preparing to submit a new 1115 waiver amendment with major changes. In the renewal, the changes affect enrollment in Medicaid long-term services and supports, and plans to carve out non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and pharmacy benefits from managed care contracts. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is still considering a . . .