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Welcome to the New York State People First Waiver Application Resource Page. The State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), in consultation with the State Department of Health (DOH) and other stakeholders, has begun the process of seeking significant programmatic and fiscal improvements to our service system through the development of a new waiver, called the “People First Waiver.” This Web page provides information to those who are interested in the waiver application process and would like to contribute to the effort.

Latest People First Waiver News

OPWDD will be hosting two repeat, public WebEx online presentations on Friday, August 29th to provide an opportunity for individuals, families, advocates and other stakeholders to hear an overview and address questions related to OPWDD’s HCBS 1915 (c) waiver application renewal and  OPWDD’s recently developed HCBS Settings Transition Plan: ...
OPWDD is pleased to release the Application for a Certificate of Authority for DISCOs/Start-up Grant Application.   This comprehensive document will be used to qualify organizations that have met the criteria for becoming a DISCO and have applied to participate in the program.  Please note that this document also includes criteria that will be used to award DISCO managed care start-up grants to eligible organizations as outlined in the Request for Grant Applications Managed Care ...
The following document is the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver application for the OPWDD Comprehensive Waiver. The desired effective date is 10/1/14. This material is under negotiation with the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and therefore subject to updates and revision resulting from these discussions.  The HCBS Settings Transition Plan is contained in the waiver. ...
On May 3, 2014, OPWDD posted for public comment a description of OPWDD’s HCBS Settings Transition Plan as required by CMS’s recently adopted rules that contain standards for home and community based settings and that require the State to submit a transition plan at the time of an HCBS waiver renewal.  This transition plan is required to set forth the actions the State will take to bring the waiver into compliance with the regulatory standards.  OPWDD’s response to the thoughtful comments received from the public can be viewed here.  ...

Created on Monday, 9 Jan 2012 at 10:44 am.

Last updated on Monday, 25 Aug 2014 at 4:29 pm.