Independence Care System (ICS) Update

Carl J. Pucci and Allison Gold in Finance & Reimbursement, Managed Care

As Independence Care System (ICS) transitions patients to VNSNY Choice (NYSHFA member mailing), NYSHFA has received member inquiries related to the specific settlement calculations noted in the release agreement sent to providers. Attached is the VNSNY/ICS cover letter detailing the settlement requirements. Questions regarding the settlement should be directed to ICS Representatives listed below:

Harry Bonsu or 212-584-2508

Mark Corcoran or 646-653-6258

Rick Surpin or 212-584-2580

If you currently are part of the ICS Network and providing services to ICS members and have not received a settlement release from ICS, you should contact the above representatives immediately!

In addition, NYSHFA has issued a letter to the NYS Legislature (attached) expressing our concerns related to the construct of this settlement, future implications of the precedent this process could set, and concerns related to the overall oversight of MLTC plan solvency going forward.

Members are reminded that the release agreement deadline is March 31, 2019.


Carl Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

Allison Gold, Esq.
Director of Policy & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 25