State Agency News

2019 State Agency News


February 1 – The DOH has released the February 2019 issue of the Children’s Medicaid Health and Behavioral Health System Transformation Update.

January 31 – The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the January 2019 Medicaid Update.

January 28 – OMH Guidance on OMH Licensed Clinic and Other Licensed Practitioner Services
OMH has issued guidance regarding the provision of Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS), particularly Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP), for children who are receiving treatment services from an OMH licensed clinic.

The document is intended to provide guidance on when it may be appropriate to receive OLP and clinic services concurrently, and how the other rehabilitative services, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), may also help to support children while in clinic treatment.

If you have any questions regarding this guidance, feel free to contact OMH at

January 28 – CFTSS: Access/Referral Information
he state has provided links to the CFTSS brochure that can be printed/accessed by any referral access point. Also the link to the Home page for Children’s BH page is included.

The Home Page includes the following tabs:

  • Home
  • Children’s Medicaid System Transformation-Webinars/Trainings/Timelines
  • Children and Family Treatment and Support Services
  • 1915© Children’s Waiver and 1115 waiver
  • Provider Designation
  • Managed care organization (MCO) Qualification Process
  • Billing Guidance
  • Information for Consumers/Medicaid Recipients
  • Children’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT)
  • Voluntary Foster Care Agency Transition
  • Children’s Health Homes
  • Links/Learn More

The list of Providers Designated is also available.

January 14 - New Justice Center Guidance Available on the Web
After feedback from providers and the workforce, the Justice Center has modified the written guidance for mandated reporting requirements concerning vehicle and traffic incidents.  Examples of incidents occurring in vehicles are provided and an explanation of why the incident is or is not reportable to the Justice Center is included.  Please let your communities know about this new resource on the Justice Center website. The link to the document is

January 7Guidance on Background Checks Requirements for current 1915c transitioning Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) providers that serve enrollees under age 21 is available hereRequirements need to be in place by April 1, 2019. Please reach out to with any questions you may have.




2018 State Agency News – to see items of interest from the State agencies in 2018, click here.

2017 State Agency News – to see items of interest from the State agencies in 2017, click here.

2016 State Agency News – to see items of interest from the State agencies in 2016, click here.