This webinar will provide an overview of the 2016 NYS Family Peer Advocate Credential Application process.
Families Together in New York State (FTNYS) administers the New York State Family Peer Advocate (FPA) Credential. The establishment of the FPA Credential in 2011 underscored the importance of family-to-family support. The intent of this credentialing process is to formally recognize the expertise of Family Peer Advocates, to ensure all advocates demonstrate core competencies, to expand reimbursement possibilities, and to provide opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.
As New York State moves into Medicaid Managed Care, Family Peer Support will become a Medicaid reimbursable service. All Family Peer Advocates will need the FPA Credential for their agency to be able to bill Medicaid for the services they provide.
If you're interested in viewing the application prior to the webinar; go to www.ftnys.org. Click on the Training and Credentialing tab and then click on the Family Peer Advocate Credential tab.
Target Audience: Current and future family peer adovates who are interested in becoming credentialed. Providers interested in understanding the credentialing process.