Talks continue over New York state's Nov. 9 request to Medicaid officials for emergency cash assistance for hospitals with extraordinary expenses or lost revenue from superstorm Sandy.
In the meantime, New York state is advancing hospitals cash, the Greater New York Hospital Association said.
The state's request to Medicaid—for $427 million—would award more to hospitals that suffered more damage or disruption from the storm. Five damaged New York hospitals still cannot admit patients five weeks after the storm made landfall. (You can see inside one closed hospital, the Long Beach Medical Center in this video feature).