Special Initiatives

Children's System Transformation

Below is a collection of training offerings, tools and resources around the Children's System Transformation including the transition to Medicaid Managed Care, the new Children and Family Treatment and Support Services, and the aligned Home and Community Based Services. These and additional materials can also be found throughout the ctacny.org website. These tools and resources are intended to help prepare NYS Medicaid Children's providers for the transition to Medicaid Managed Care.

Information is accurate as of the date noted.

COVID Updates

Timely Billing for CFTSS and Children's HCBS during COVID - June 2020 

Appendix K: Amendment to Children's Waiver (HCBS) During COVID -  June 2020 

COVID-19 Guidance for Designated Children and Family Treatment and Support Service (CFTSS) Providers - Updated June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Children’s Waiver (HCBS) Service Providers - Updated June 10, 2020


DOH Interactive Map for Finding CFTSS or Children's HCBS Providers - Dec 2020

Children's Medicaid Redesign and Transition To Managed Care Timeline - May 2020

Chat with an Expert: Panel Discussion Webinar and Tipsheets - October 2020 

Qualification Changes for Children’s HCBS and CFTSS - April 2020

Process and Delivery of Services Documentation State Guidance - March 2019

  • Regarding the difference between a Plan of Care, Service Plan and Treatment Plan as relevant to Children's Aligned HCBS, CFTSS and Health Homes.

Allowable LPHAs for Children's HCBS and CFTSS and LBHPs for Children's OLP services - State Guidance - June 18, 2019

  • Details which professions are allowable Licensed Practitioners of the Healing Arts for Children's HCBS and CFTSS and Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioners for Other Licensed Practitioner services.

Managed Care: Overview of Behavioral Health Services Transitioning to Medicaid Managed Care on July 1, 2019 - Webinar - June 7, 2019

  • As part of the NYS Medicaid Children’s System Transformation, previously carved out OMH and OASAS services will be moving into the Medicaid Managed Care benefit package beginning July 1, 2019.
  • Reviews billing, utilization management, and allowable service combinations for these services.

Announcing the Implementation of Benefit Changes and Technical Assistance - State Guidance - May 15, 2019 

OMH Specialty Designated Clinic services for children with SED carving into Medicaid Managed Care on July 1, 2019 - State Guidance - May 2, 2019

Children's Health and Behavioral Health System Transformation in NYS: Presentation for Children and Families - Webinar - August 12, 2019

  • Reviews changes to the Children's Medicaid System.
  • Providers are encouraged to share this presentation with the children and families they work with.
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