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FRIDAY, JAN 16, 2015

DSRIP safety net exception approval status

The Centers for and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved nine entities to participate in DSRIP as safety net providers as lead entities in a performing providers system (PPS).  The approved entities include:

  • Southern Tier Rural Integrated PPS
  • Bronx Lebanon PPS
  • Mount Sinai PPS
  • Central New York DSRIP PPS, Inc.
  • Fingerlakes PPS
  • Ellis Hospital (New Corporation)
  • Advocate Community Providers, Inc.
  • Richmond University Medical Center & State Island University (New Corporation
  • SB Clinical Network IPA, LLC

 The link below contains the CMS approval letter.


The Department is continuing to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staff to make determinations on the remaining safety net appeals.  As information is received, we will post the information and send an announcement through our MRT listserv.

If questions arise related to the Vital Access Provider Exception or DSRIP safety net process, please send an email to . All other questions can be directed to