Care Coordination Update

Advance Care Alliance (ACA) is one of seven organizations to receive initial designation to begin operating as a Care Coordination Organization/Health Home (CCO) for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) on July 1, 2018.

CCO is a new model for coordinating all the community-based services and supports a person with I/DD may need with their medical and mental health services and providers. The primary goals of this transition are to offer a more holistic, comprehensive, and person-centered level of service and to ensure that all of a person’s providers—community-based/waiver, medical, and mental health—are aligned with his or her personal goals, preferences, and valued outcomes. Under this new model, Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) will become an enhanced service called Health Home Care Management. Plan of Care Support Services (PCSS) will become Basic HCBS Plan Support. The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities's (OPWDD) People First Care Coordination website provides more information and resources about this transition.

Once ACA begins operating as a CCO on July 1, 2018, we expect to provide services to more than 24,000 people with I/DD and their families across New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.

About ACA

ACA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing the support and services you or your loved one with I/DD  need to lead an active, healthy and fulfilling life. ACA was formed by three provider networks—Alliance Care Network, Advance of Greater New York, and Long Island Alliance—who together represent over 100 well-established, not-for-profit agencies in downstate New York. ACA's agencies provide high-quality services to people with I/DD and their families, funded and overseen by the New York State OPWDD.

ACA Urgent Care Program

From 2015 through 2017, with support from the New York State Department of Health's Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Innovation Fund, ACA piloted an Urgent Care Program. This program provided convenient, 24/7 urgent care assistance specifically for people with I/DD in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Careers with ACANY

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Training Materials

Training materials for ACANY's Medisked platform can be found here

News and Updates

August 15, 2018 - ACA has released the Newsletter Bulletin August Volume 5 for providers and other interested stakeholders. 

August 1, 2018 - ACA has released the Newsletter Bulletin August Volume 4 for providers and other interested stakeholders. 

June 22, 2018 - ACA has posted its Newsletter Bulletin June Volume 3 for providers and other interested stakeholders. Click here for past Newsletter Bulletins and other Resources.

June 7, 2018 - ACA has named David Wallach as its Chief Information Officer. Read the press release here.

May 7, 2018 - ACA has named Mathew Smith as its Chief Operating Officer. Read the press release here.

October 23, 2017 - ACA has named Jay Nagy as its Chief Executive Officer. Read the press release here.

March 28, 2017 - ACA has published a new edition of the Urgent Care Program Newsletter.

November 7, 2016 - ACA has published the Fall 2016 edition of its BIP Transformation Grant Newsletter.

June 23, 2016 - Read about how ACA honored 222 special needs professionals who received training through our BIP Transformation Grant.