New York People First Waiver
On April 1, 2013, OPWDD formalized its commitment to specific parts of its transformation agenda by submitting the People First Waiver to CMS. The waiver carries out OPWDD’s commitment to put people first by focusing on person-centered supports that facilitate living in community-based settings, and by promoting employment, community involvement, good health, and meaningful relationships. The waiver is an agreement with the federal government about the way services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and encompasses all of the five primary objectives.
State Policies & Initiatives:Medicaid & Employment
- Medicaid Agencies
- Provider Transformation