Press Release: Governor Cuomo announced that New York will issue $60 billion in awards over three years to mental health and addiction services as further support for New York’s Medicaid transformation towards an integrated health care system. The awards will aid behavioral health providers transform to a Value-Based Payment reimbursement approach, which rewards quality of care and better health outcomes, rather than the volume of services they provide.
“This funding will help ensure New Yorkers in need receive access to vital mental health services, while continuing our work to make Medicaid both more effective and more affordable,” Governor Cuomo said. ” This is one more step towards a stronger, healthier New York for all.”
Governor Cuomo announced in 214 that New York had finalized terms and conditions with the federal government for a groundbreaking waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion to the State’s Medicaid Redesign team to restructure the Medicaid program to improve health, enhance quality, and lower healthcare costs.
The funds will be awarded to 19 selected networks of behavioral healthcare providers called Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives, helping them to integrate care across the entire spectrum of physical and behavioral health services. The awards are being funded through the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the NYS Department of Health.
Family Counseling Services and their group of collaborative partners were one of the 19 organizations that were awards funds from the state. They will be using those funds to establish the South Central Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (SCBHCC) of which Care Compass Network will be involved with.
Funding has been awarded regionally to ensure statewide coverage to the following BHCCs over the next three years: