Update on NYS 1115 Waiver Submission

April 27, 2020

NYS Council members, 

On April 16th, CMS approved the Children’s Evaluation Design component of a recent NYS 1115 Waiver submission.  Specifically, this provides for an 18-month approval (through 3/31/2021) of the demonstration design for HCBS and behavioral health services.  The plan encompasses mandatory enrollment for youth and “Fo1” foster care children and addresses FFS rates for MCO packages.

You can read more about the design and terms of the approval here.