2018 WRAP-UP


OPWDD Resources

Handouts, presentations, and other resources are made available to only IAC member agencies and staff.

Issued: 2/1/2017

Click onto this link to access the presentation made by Megan O'Connor of OPWDD -  pdf Power Point from FMA meeting (307 KB)


Issued 12.22.2016
These two memos from OPWDD regarding the Medicaid Transportation represent requirements that are now in effect. The letter dated 12/22/16 reviews the documentation requirements that are contained in the August 9 memo.  A more detailed ADM is promised in “early 2017” which should answer many of questions .




(August) OPWDD: Managed Care Update

Click on the link below to access the PowerPoint presented during the session on August 4, 2015.

OPWDD: Managed Care Update

If you have questions - send them to the following email contacts:

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(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.

Click here for information re: Hurricane Season

(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.

Rate Transformation

APRIL 2015 

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:

Service Documentation for Support Brokerage Services                     

Service Documentation for Individual Directed Goods and Services 

Individual Directed Goods and Services (IDGS) Definitions Chart                       

Service Documentation for Fiscal Intermediary Services 

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.

MARCH 2015 

RCWT Documents

The following documents were provided to us by Regis Obijiski of OPWDD:

BIP Proposal DSP Workforce Transformation , Crosswalk Introduction , MSU Edu Interview Questions

DSP Performance Evaluation , Crosswalk POMs , Studer Group Behavior Based Interview

Admin Memo , Interview Questions , FLS Competencies

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


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


Legislative Advocacy

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.

Commissioner's Presentation

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


document Rate Rationalization PowerPoint

Updated Rate Rationalization PP, as of 9/19/13. Please note, this information can change at anytime.

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