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The system of supports for people with developmental disabilities has evolved over the years from an institution-based system to a community-based support system based on meeting the needs of each person. This evolution was brought about by the people that we support, their family members, providers and our staff all working together.
Centered Around You & Your Family
Advance Care Alliance (ACA) is a Care Coordination Organization/Health Home (CCO) that provides services to 25,000 people with I/DD and their families across New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.
As the only not-for-profit CCO in New York, ACA is a mission-centered organization 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's agencies provide high-quality services to people with I/DD and their families, funded and overseen by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities's (OPWDD).
100 Affiliate agencies
900+ Care Managers
What is Care Coordination?
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. This statewide transition to the CCO model offers a more holistic, comprehensive, and person-centered level of service that ensures 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) has been enhanced into a new service called Health Home Care Management. Plan of Care Support Services (PCSS) is now called Basic HCBS Plan Support.
The New York State OPWDD People First Care Coordination website provides more information and resources about this transition.