OPWDD has recently made Medicaid service data on services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities available on the People First Waiver webpage. This information has been provided for informational purposes only, to assist nonprofit service providers in preparing for the transition of the service system to a managed care infrastructure.
Dear Friends and Colleagues: With input from individuals, families, advocates, nonprofit providers, and direct care staff, OPWDD has been reengineering how we offer services to people in order to promote the awareness and choice of service options for individuals and families, with a particular emphasis on self-direction, employment, and community integration. This is known as our Front Door initiative.
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Dear Friends and Colleagues: The recently adopted 2013-2014 state budget includes challenges, but also opportunities, as the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) continues its transformation to a more person-centered service delivery system.
Dear Friends and Colleagues: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed budget takes substantial steps to ensure the health and safety of the individuals in our care and improve the overall quality and cost-effectiveness of developmental disability services. Efficiency in government spending is one of the major themes of this year’s budget, making our efforts to streamline operations and restructure programs and services to make them more person-centered and efficient more important than ever.