New York State Reports Huge Savings From Using PARIS

New York State, in State Fiscal Year 2011 (April 2011 through March 2012), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 9,684 individuals identified on the PARIS Match. The cost savings for these individuals was $56,726,280.

These savings are calculated by determining the average annual cost of an individual in each of the following case types - Federally funded TANF PA cases (which can include Medicaid and Food Stamps Benefits), New York funded Safety Net PA cases (which can include Medicaid and Food Stamps Benefits), and FS Only cases. We track the number of individuals closed by the PARIS Match for each of these case types. To obtain an annual cost savings for each case type, we simply multiply the number of closed individuals by the annual average cost savings for that case type. The sum of those calculations is the total annual savings for the fiscal year - over $56,000,000.

The breakdown of the 2011 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $30,220,188 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), and $26,506,092 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 through March 2010), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 10,411 individuals. The cost savings for these individuals was $62,481,000.

The breakdown of the 2009 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $44,675,580 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), and $17,805,420 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 through March 2008), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 6370 individuals. The cost savings for these individuals was $40,821,780.

The breakdown of the 2007 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $32,156,172 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), and $8,665,608 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2006 (April 2006 through March 2007), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 6,396 individuals. The cost savings for these individuals was $45,644,400.

The breakdown of the 2006 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $24,601,116 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), $16,078,944 in Medicaid Only cases*, and $4,964,340 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2005 (April 2004 through March 2005), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 6,516 individuals. The cost savings for these individuals was $44,659,368.

The breakdown of the 2005 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $44,675,580 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), and $17,805,420 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2004 (April 2003 through March 2004), closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 8,047 individuals. The cost savings for these individuals was $61,469,352.

The breakdown of the 2004 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $12,980,376 was saved in Public Assistance (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through Public Assistance cases) (includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types), $39,742,404 in Medicaid Only cases, $7,714,056 in SSI Medicaid cases, and $1,032,516 in Food Stamps Only cases.

In State Fiscal Year 2003 (April 2002 through March 2003) closed or removed from active public assistance cases 5,371 individuals. The cast savings for these individuals was $40,365,504.

The breakdown of the 2003 year's annual cost savings is as follows: $4,107,000 was saved in Public Assistance, $34,166,040 was saved in medical assistance ($23,448,756 in Medicaid only cases, $5,082,168 in SSI Medicaid, $5,637,116 in medical assistance in public assistance cases), and $2,091,564 in food stamp savings ($764,244 in food stamp only cases).

*Beginning with the 12/18/06 PARIS Match, New York no longer provides cost avoidance figures for MA Only matches. MA Only matches are sent to the Department of Health and they are responsible for reporting any cost savings. In addition, we no longer supply cost avoidance figures for MA-SSI cases.