NYS OASAS has created this YouTube Training to provide further guidance to the new Part 822 Regulations, Clinical Standards, and the impact of Medicaid Managed Care. With the move towards Medicaid Managed Care and Value Based Purchasing, this training provides information to assist Programs to understand the connections between these areas, and to implement these concepts in their daily treatment practice.
The OASAS Bed Availability Dashboard allows New Yorkers to find available treatment beds throughout the state and provides contact and location information for those facilities. The dashboard is accessible at any time from any internet accessible and enabled device.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.6 million in annual funding to create first-of-their-kind adolescent substance use disorder clubhouses in seven regions across New York State. These community-based clubhouses will promote peer-driven supports and services in a non-clinical setting for young New Yorkers in recovery or at risk for substance use disorders. This new and innovative model for providing addiction services is the latest of the Governor's comprehensive efforts to combat addiction and support recovery in communities throughout the state. "These new adolescent clubhouses will give young New Yorkers a safe, welcoming environment to receive the help they need and keep them on the path of recovery," Governor Cuomo said. "I'm proud of this effort, which will make this a stronger and healthier New York." New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said, "Adolescents and young adults that have battled addiction need to be supported every step of the way as they recover so that they can sustain long-term recovery. These clubhouses will not only give young people the support they need, but also will provide a safe environment where they can stay active with peers and family, while maintaining a sober, drug-free lifestyle."
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the most up-to-date Medicaid Fee for Service information can be found on the NYS OASAS Managed Care webpages, specifically the APG Medicaid fee for service page. With the transition to Medicaid Managed Care (MMC), OASAS providers will be reimbursed at the current APG rate for two years once MMC is implemented in their region. By moving the current fee for service information, including the APG rates, Revenue Calculator, etc., to the Managed Care webpage providers will be able to find the information they need all in one location. The
Healthcare Finance Pages formerly contained this information will remain available for providers to use for previous claiming information and audit purposes. As always, if you have questions, contact the OASAS Practice Innovation and Care Management Division at PICM@oasas.ny.gov .
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announces the availability of funds for capital development and operating costs associated with the establishment of a Part 820 Residential Services program(s) for either two 25-bed residential sites or one 50-bed residential site.
Friends of Recovery (FOR-NY) has developed a recovery needs survey to help identify strengths and gaps in recovery services and supports for individuals and families. Please utilize the online link to complete this survey and distribute it to others. Questions? Contact: Stephanie Campbell at (518) 487-4395 x16 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NAADAC has announced the second round of fellowship awards for the National Minority Fellowship Program - Addiction Counselors, which will provide tuition stipends up to $20,000 for Master's Level students in the final year of an accredited Master's program in addiction substance abuse counseling with a demonstrated commitment to working with underserved and minority populations and transition age youth (ages 16-25). Eligibility and application materials can be found on this link: http://www.naadac.org/nmfp-ac-eligibility-application-process
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016. Students in their second year of a Master's Degree program that is also approved by OASAS as a 350 Hour Certificate program are eligible to apply if they meet the criteria for the award.
The list of NYC providers designated to provide Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) is now available. The linked spreadsheet contains the names of NYC providers designated to provide HCBS, along with which services they have been designated to provide. Each provider listed has been approved through the process established by New York State.