Preparing the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Field
in New York State for the Transition to Managed Care
WHAT IS THE
MANAGED CARE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) and the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) continue to implement new approaches to service delivery through intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) Specialized Managed Care Plans. Building on the strengths of New York’s I/DD Provider Community, the new system will address the unique and specialized needs of the population and the sector.
Through funds in the 2018-19 State Budget, the New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation has launched this technical assistance project to guide and assist all providers of OPWDD services through the transition to managed care. The Managed Care Community of Practice in I/DD will offer training, technical assistance and collaborative educational opportunities on managed care readiness, quality improvement and new reimbursement strategies to all New York’s I/DD providers to enable not-for-profit agencies to leverage their strengths in the new environment.
There is no charge to access any of the Managed Care Community of Practice in I/DD resources.
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The report “Lessons Learned from Managed Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Informing New York’s Transition,” is based on research conducted by Manatt Health in partnership with the Managed Care Community of Practice, a project of the New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation. As New York State continues to deliberate on the best way to implement managed care for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities it was important to undertake a survey of several states that have implemented some form of managed care for this population.
In preparation for the transition to Medicaid managed care, the Managed Care Community of Practice (MC-COP) team has launched the Managed Care Organizational Self-Assessment (MC OSA).