A significant percentage of residents in long-term care facilities in New York lack regular access to ombudsman services due to a decline in the number of volunteers and a severe shortage of paid staff, according to an audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
State health budget restores hundreds of millions in Medicaid funding, invests millions more in public health programs and further codifies federal Affordable Care Act provisions in state law, including the state healthcare marketplace.
New York is seeking to secure $2 billion in restitution from opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers that the state Department of Financial Services determined has been overcharged — as a result of misinformation — over the last decade.
An audit of mental care facilities run or licensed by New York's Office of Mental Health has found poor compliance with a 2007 law, named for a 13-year-old autistic boy who was killed by his caretakers, that was meant to protect young patients.
Once thought to be eliminated in the U.S, measles has experienced a resurgence in recent years. In New York, where the outbreak ostensibly originated, legislators are looking at ways to compel residents to receive routine vaccinations.