New York Announces Health Home Applications The New York State Department of Health (DOH), in collab

The New York State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), has been working to expand the Health Home program to serve individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) to begin July 2018.

According to a recent letter from Commissioner Delaney, “OPWDD is committed to helping individuals with I/DD live richer lives, and creating stronger person–centered services, now and into the future. To support this commitment, the Health Home model will provide the strong and stable person–centered approach to holistic service planning and coordination required to ensure delivery of quality care. Health Homes designated to serve individuals with I/DD will also be known as People First Care Coordination Organization Health Homes (CCO/HHs).

“The delivery of specialized Health Home services for the I/DD population will be the first phase and foundation for the transition to managed care serving the I/DD population. It is anticipated that CCO/HHs will expand and transition from the provision of Health Home care management to specialized Managed Care Organizations (I/DD MCOs) or enter agreements with existing I/DD or other MCOs to provide Health Home care management to the I/DD.”