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.
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.