FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Ann Hardiman, President & CEO

(518) 407-5703 | ahardiman@nyalliance.org

Michael Seereiter, Executive Vice President & COO

(518) 795-3538 | mseereiter@nyalliance.org

Preparing the Field of Disabilities Services for Managed Care

Managed Care Community of Practice kicks off today, offering training and
technical assistance to Providers of Services to People with Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in New York State

(Albany, New York – August 27, 2018) Today marks the first day in a
series of webinar trainings designed to help providers of services to
people with disabilities prepare for and transition to Managed Care.

New York completed its first significant step in the transition with
regional implementation of Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs)
throughout the state. The Managed Care Community of Practice, a project of
the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, will aid further in the
transition by offering training, technical assistance and resources to all
providers of services to people with I/DD.

This will include:

  • Understanding the principles and concepts commonly associated with
    managed care (e.g. managing risk, utilization management, prior
    authorization)
  • Guiding providers through the operational changes necessary to
    function and thrive in managed care (e.g. information technology and
    billing system requirements, grievance procedures, interface with other
    service providers)
  • Factors to consider when contracting with managed care organizations
  • Demonstrating impact and value in preparation for value-based payments

Funds in the 2018-19 State Budget enable the New York Alliance for
Inclusion & Innovation to launch this technical assistance
project. Trainings and learning opportunities are free of charge and start
today with introductory webinar on the Introduction to Managed Care
Community of Practice in I/DD. Other such webinars include Managed Care
Basics; and Talking to Not-for-Profit Board of Directors about CCOs and
Managed Care.

“Building on the model and expertise gained in bringing technical
assistance to providers in the behavioral health sector, we are pleased to
bring this same type of resource to providers in the I/DD sector’” said Ann
Hardiman, President & CEO of the New York Alliance for Inclusion and
Innovation. “Partnering with experts like NYU’s McSilver Institute, which
has headed up the Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC) for
behavioral health providers for the past several years, we can avoid
reinventing the wheel and expedite bringing these resources to the field.”

“We are so pleased to have partners in this project with such a deep
understanding of managed care and what it takes to operate in the managed
care environment,” said Michael Seereiter, Executive Vice President and
COO. “They include Manatt Health, Negri Management Resources NYU’s
McSilver Institute on Poverty Policy and Research and VORYS Healthcare
Advisors.”

To learn more about the technical assistance available, experts involved,
and how to access available resources, click here.

About the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation:

The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation  (New York Alliance), is one of the
state’s largest associations of non-profit providers advancing the interest
of provider organizations and people with Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (I/DD).

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