Click onto this link to access the presentation made by Megan O'Connor of OPWDD - pdf Power Point from FMA meeting (307 KB)
(August) OPWDD: Managed Care Update
Click on the link below to access the PowerPoint presented during the session on August 4, 2015.
If you have questions - send them to the following email contacts:
(June) Changes in Waiver Service Billing Effective July 1, 2015
Please click on the following link below to seeNotification of the Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver Service Changes Effective July 1, 2015:
(June) Hurricane Season
This information is being sent on behalf of OPWDD’s Safety and Emergency Services.
(June) Rate Transformation
Click onto the link below to view a PowerPoint presentation given at the Providers Association meeting on June 1. It provides valuable rate setting timelines, draft regional averages, and other critical material.
Scope of Residential Habilitation Services & Changes for Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) and Community Residence (CR) Residential Habilitation Services and Family Care Residential Habilitation services
OPWDD issued the final memorandum re:related to the Medicaid-funded supports and services that people in IRAs, Community Residences and Family Care can access. Click here to access final memorandum issued April 30, 2015
Update on the Nurse Practice Act Exemption Clause
The following Update on the Nurse Practice Act Exemption Clause, was issued by Roger Bearden, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel and Megan O’Connor-Hebert, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Quality Improvement. Memorandum
- Administrative Memorandums on Self-Directed Services
Please click on the following links for the new documents:
Individuals Transitioning from Bernard Fineson DC
NYS OPWDD is accepting proposals for the provision of individualized supports to individuals preparing to transition from the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center. Funds are available to support the development and provision of residential and related day services for approximately 120 individuals. RFP's due April 27th - click here for details.
Services for Individuals Transitioning from Residential Schools to Adult Services
Click - Letter of Intent - to access the Letter of Intent (LOI) to Provide Services to Individuals
Transitioning from Residential Schools to Adult Services recently issued by OPWDD.
The following documents were provided to us by Regis Obijiski of OPWDD:
People First Community Fund
Attached are materials from OPWDD’s related to the People First Community Fund. As per OPWDD, “The Questions and Answers were those that arose from the March 11, 2015 webinar and others that have been sent to OPWDD. Additionally, please note that we are sending new Application Schedules (excel spreadsheets) “Section C”, documents. The documents were revised to incorporate a property deduction from revenue line and, for waiver applications, the addition of a state supplement revenue line.” For Q&A click here For spreadsheet click here For ICF spreadsheet click here
Front Door Procedure Manual
OPWDD has posted the Front Door Procedure Manual on its website. Click onto this link to access it. http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/welcome-front-door/FrontDoorProceduresManual
FAQ on DSP
The workforce regional groups and OPWDD put together this FAQ on DSP's. Providers may find this helpful when establishing an implementation plan for the DSP competencies and code of ethics. Click here for the document
On February 27, 2015 Wini Schiff on behalf of IAC and its member agencies offered testimony to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on Mental Hygiene. Click here for the full text of the testimony submitted to the Committee.
On February 4, 2105 Commisisoner Delaney met with the IAC membership and presented on the 2015-2016 Executive Budget & OPWWD Supports. Access the full PowerPoint by clicking onto this link - Comm. Delaney's PP Presentation
As of July 15th, all fingerprinting for OPWDD providers will be conducted by MorphoTrust. To schedule an appointment and to see a list of locations, please go to the following website: http://www.identogo.com/FP/NewYork.aspx
Updated Rate Rationalization PP, as of 9/19/13. Please note, this information can change at anytime.
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