People First 1115 Demonstration Waiver

New York

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
~~“NYS OPWDD has a long history of recognizing the unique interests and support needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.    The People First Waiver will enable New York State OPWDD to continue this tradition by providing a comprehensive reform platform that will ensure greater success and quality of life outcomes for people with developmental disabilities while ensuring long-term system sustainability.   The People First Waiver, through a managed care system of fully integrated plans that incorporate both long-term habilitative supports and health care is the most effective means for New York State to support people with developmental disabilities going forward.   This waiver will transform the care coordination and delivery model and provide New York State the flexibility to develop innovative services and supports that can allow people to experience greater personal growth and satisfaction in the least restrictive settings.  The capitated managed model will allow New York to coordinate, deliver and monitor the provision of comprehensive, whole-person care effectively across system silos that have long stood in the way of person-centered service. These important reforms will also allow New York State to expand its new quality oversight paradigm of continuous quality improvement in system operations and individual effectiveness with pay-for-performance initiatives and enhanced data-driven performance analysis.”
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Provider Transformation
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