December 23, 2015

Behavioral Home and Community-Based Services Delayed

The New York State has delayed implementation of Behavioral Home and Community-Based Services (“HCBS”) outside of New York City. ¬†These new services were scheduled to begin on July 1, 2016, but are now slated to be phased in three months later, on October 1, 2016.

Non-HCBS behavioral health care services will be offered through Medicaid Managed Care Organizations beginning on July 1, 2016.

The timeline for implementation is available at the Medicaid Redesign Team website: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/behavioral_health/index.htm