DOH Plans to End Suspension of Medicaid Lag Payments

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH is issuing an email blast to all providers outlining plans to end the “temporary” suspension of the two-week Medicaid payment lag. As detailed in the DAL, DOH will be adjusting those providers currently off of the lag beginning with cycle #2162 (check release date of 1/30/19).

Distressed facilities (i.e., those currently off the lag) may still request an exemption (Attachment 1). Providers must submit all appropriate documentation by January 14, 2019 in order to be considered for continued suspension of the payment lag. Questions should be directed to

NYSHFA will also individually notify its members who are affected by this announcement. 


Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36