Nicole Haggerty

NYS OMH/OASAS Information Session: New York State's Proposed Transition from Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) to Behavioral Health Adult Rehabilitation Services (BH ARS)

On June 17th, 2020, New York State will release a Public Notice informing providers of an 1115 Waiver Amendment. The 1115 Waiver Amendment aims to improve access to care for individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders by proposing that Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) are transitioned to Behavioral Health Adult Rehabilitation Services (BH ARS).

OMH-OASAS Adult BH HCBS & RCA Program and Billing Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Response Webinar

This webinar was facilitated by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS) on April 22nd, 2020 to review the COVID-19 Program and Billing Guidance for Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) and Recovery Coordination providers. OMH staff presented program expectations during the disaster emergency, changes in documentation requirements, and billing relief measures.

PROS Program and Billing Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Response

This webinar reviewed the COVID-19 Program and Billing Guidance for PROS programs.

NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) staff presented program expectations during the disaster emergency, changes in documentation requirements, and billing relief measures. OMH also addressed some of the frequently asked questions regarding this guidance, and attendees will have the opportunity to submit additional questions for review.

ACT Program and Billing Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Response

This webinar reviewed the COVID-19 Program and Billing Guidance for ACT Teams.

NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) staff presented program expectations during the disaster emergency, changes in documentation requirements, and billing relief measures. OMH also addressed some of the frequently asked questions regarding this guidance, and attendees had the opportunity to submit additional questions for review.

Telemental Health Guidance for NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCOs) during the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Target Audience: NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

This webinar was facilitated by the New York State Office of Mental Health on April 8th, 2020 to educate NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCOs) regarding OMH telemental health guidance and operational best practices related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

​Adult BH HCBS State Designated Entity (SDE) Policy Webinar

State partners from OMH and OASAS discussed the updated SDE policy and guidance aimed at improving access to Adult BH HCBS for HARP and HARP-eligible HIV SNP members not enrolled in Health Homes.

Target audience: representatives from Health and Recovery Plans (HARP) and HIV Special Needs Plans (SNP); adult BH HCBS providers; behavioral health providers and Health Home care management agencies

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