Attention CFTSS OLP and CPST Designated Providers

October 1, 2021

To:       Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP)/Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) Designated Providers  

From:   New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Alcoholism Supports and Services (OASAS), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and Department of Health (DOH) 

Re:      Evidence Based Practices Survey 

Date:   October 1, 2021 

An integral part of the Children’s Medicaid Redesign has been the intent to include the authority for and provision of State recognized Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) models. New York State continues to be committed to the promotion and support of specialized EBP models under the children’s transformation and is working on the development of a process for agencies to apply and be approved for the provision of recognized EBPs under the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) State Plan services, specifically through the services Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST). 

A list of proven Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) is currently being explored for possible endorsement and provider application. This process would support CFTSS provider agencies designated for CPST in the utilization of specific EBPs with a rate enhancement or adjustment to account for costs of training and model adherence. The NYS State Interagency Team has chosen to initially focus and begin supporting EBPs focused on intensive family interventions. Further, the specialized EBPs targeted for this effort are those that proprietary models which require extensive training, certification and strong fidelity measures. 

The following survey is intended to gauge provider interest and readiness for EBP endorsement and utilization. It will be used to inform our efforts of the NYS State Interagency Team to determine which EBPs we may want to consider for endorsement.  We would appreciate your feedback as soon as possible. 

Please complete this survey by COB Friday, October 15th, 2021, based on what EBPs you offer or what you would be interested in exploring, recognizing the required upfront costs of training and credentialing.