Division of Program Development and Management
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower [OCP 720]
Albany, NY 12237
Gregory S. Allen, MSW, director of the Division of Program Development and Management, is responsible for Medicaid services planning and policy in addition to development of new and emerging program areas. Mr. Allen is responsible for managing policy and payment support for New York state's Medicaid inpatient, clinic, practitioner and pharmacy services, as well as payment policy for mental health, chemical dependence and developmental disabilities services. Mr. Allen and his team have recently been engaged in the New York state Medicaid Redesign process including the statewide roll out of the health home care management program for high-need, high-cost populations.
After beginning his career as a front-line service professional in the chemical dependence field, Mr. Allen has acquired over 20 years of government operations and management experience. Working at both the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and more recently at the state Department of Health, most of his work has focused on the nexus between program development and payment with a particular focus on incubating new programs and policy.