Anne Kuppinger

Family Peer Support Service (FPSS) Preparing for Managed Care

This webinar focused on managed care billing and contracting as well as medical necessity, referrals, and recommendations for Family Peer Support Services. Also included a few case examples of FPSS.

The goal of this webinar was to provide reminders of key readiness efforts that should already be underway for the July 1st 2019 FPSS transition to Managed Care.

Target Audience: Providers, serving individuals under 21, who are designated to provide or plan to provide Family Peer Support Services. 

Article 29-I In-Person March Training

In March 2019, MCTAC and NYS OCFS facilitated in-person trainings throughout New York concerning the Article 29-I license. The purpose of these trainings was to provide a foundational understanding of the Article 29-I requirements, address themes and concerns that came up during past focus groups, and have Voluntary Foster Care Agencies (VFCAs) develop a strategic plan for implementing Article 29-I.

Topics included allocations, EHR, phased implementation, preparing to work with Managed Care, etc. 

Children's HCBS LOC Eligibility Determination and Documentation Review

The Department of Health reviewed how to conduct a HCBS/LOC Eligibility Determination and the necessary documentation. 
Beginning April 1, 2019, children seeking HCBS can only be determined eligible under the new Children’s Waiver by Health Home care managers, the Independent Entity C-YES or the DDRO.

Target audience:  Children service providers inclusive of Health Homes, Health Home Care Management Agencies,C-YES, DDROs, Waiver Providers, etc. 

Children's Aligned HCBS Series Webinar 4: FPSS, YPST, and CI as Interim HCBS

This webinar series reviews in detail the Children's Aligned Home and Community Based Service array. 

Each webinar focuses on a distinct group of children's Home and Community Based Services and will include service descriptions, eligibility, and general business rules (such as qualifications, limitations, etc.).

Webinar #4 Covered: Family Peer Support Services, Youth Peer Support and Training & Crisis Intervention as Interim HCBS.

YOUTH POWER! Overview of the NYS Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing

The Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing is now live! This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing process and the supports people have along the way. 

We will explore the topics covered in the Youth Peer Advocate Training, review the full process required to obtain a Youth Peer Advocate Credential, and answer any additional questions you may have.

Children's Aligned HCBS Series Webinar 1: Caregiver/Family Supports and Services, Community Self-Advocacy Training and Supports, & Respite

This webinar series reviews in detail the Children's Aligned Home and Community Based Service array. 

Each webinar focuses on a distinct group of children's Home and Community Based Services and will include service descriptions, eligibility, and general business rules (such as qualifications, limitations, etc.).

Webinar #1 Covered: Caregiver/Family Supports and Services, Community Self-Advocacy Training and Supports, & Respite

Overview of the NYS Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing

The Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing is now live! This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing process and the supports people have along the way. 

We will explore the topics covered in the Youth Peer Advocate Training, review the full process required to obtain a Youth Peer Advocate Credential, and answer any additional questions you may have.

YOUTH POWER! Youth Peer Advocate Credential and Training Initiative

New York State’s Youth Peer Advocate Training and Credentialing Initiative is getting ready to launch.

Join YOUTH POWER! for an overview of the training and credentialing requirements.  Learn more about the technical assistance available through YOUTH POWER! to support hiring, onboarding, and setting the foundation for Youth Peer Advocates to thrive. Examples will be provided and there with an opportunity for Q&A.

Utilization Management for Children and Family Treatment and Support Services: OLP, CPST, and PSR

This webinar reviewed Utilization Management for the three Children and Family Treatment and Support Services that are going live January 1, 2019:
-Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP)
-Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST)
-Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)

Webinar topics included continuity of care, authorization requirements, medical necessity, and documentation components. 

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