New York State Reports Huge Savings From Using PARIS

In Fiscal Year 2013 (April 2013 through March 2014), New York State closed or removed from active Public Assistance cases 10,093 individuals identified on the PARIS Match. The cost savings for these individuals was $67,870,704. The breakdown of the fiscal year's annual cost savings is as follows (these figures do not include Medicaid-only cases):

  • $40,867,908 was saved in Public Assistance (PA). This includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and New York-funded Safety Net PA cases. 
  • $27,002,796 in SNAP-only cases.

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 SNAP Benefits)
  • New York-funded Safety Net PA cases (which can include Medicaid and SNAP Benefits)
  • SNAP-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 of over $67,800,000.

Previous fiscal year results are listed below.

Fiscal Year 2011

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 9,684
  • Cost Savings: $56,726,280
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $30,220,188 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $26,506,092 in Food Stamps Only cases

Fiscal Year 2009

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 10,411
  • Cost Savings: $62,481,000
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $44,675,580 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $17,805,420 in Food Stamps Only cases

Fiscal Year 2007

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 6,370
  • Cost Savings: $40,821,780
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $32,156,172 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $8,665,608 in Food Stamps Only cases

Fiscal Year 2006

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 6,396
  • Cost Savings: $45,644,400
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $24,601,116 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $16,078,944 in Medicaid Only cases*
    • $4,964,340 in Food Stamps 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.

Fiscal Year 2005

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 6,516
  • Cost Savings: $44,659,368
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $44,675,580 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $17,805,420 in Food Stamps Only cases

Fiscal Year 2004

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 8,047
  • Cost Savings: $61,469,352
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $12,980,376 saved in PA (includes Food Stamps and Medicaid Benefits issued through PA cases and includes TANF and NY Safety Net case types)
    • $39,742,404 in Medicaid Only cases
    • $7,714,056 in SSI Medicaid cases
    • $1,032,516 in Food Stamps Only cases

Fiscal Year 2003

  • Number of individuals closed or removed from active PA cases: 5,371
  • Cost Savings: $40,365,504
  • Cost Savings Breakdown:
    • $4,107,000 saved in PA
    • $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)
    • $2,091,564 in food stamp savings ($764,244 in food stamp only cases)