Donna Frescatore Named State Medicaid Director

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Donna Frescatore, Executive Director of the New York State of Health (New York’s health plan marketplace) has been named as the State’s Medicaid Director, effective April 9th replacing Jason Helgerson.

As Medicaid Director, Ms. Frescatore will continue to serve as Executive Director of the New York State of Health until such time as a new Medicaid Director is appointed in 2019.

From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Frescatore was the Assistant Secretary for Health in Governor Cuomo’s Office. Ms. Frescatore first joined the Department of Health in 1998 as the Director of Managed Care Financing, responsible for rate setting for the Medicaid managed care program and monitoring the financial solvency of managed care organizations. Prior to working with the Department of Health, Ms. Frescatore spent 17 years in the State Department of Civil Service where she administered benefits for state and local government employees, including oversight of contracting and auditing functions in the Employee Benefits Division.

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