What's New

Register here for DOH Webinar on Health Homes
May 27, from 1 - 2:30 pm

The NYS Department of Health will hold a webinar to review agreements that must be executed in order to share protected health information (PHI) among the DOH, Health Homes, downstream Health Home care management agencies, and Health Home network providers.

This session will provide critical information for Health Homes that may be newly designated to serve children, downstream care managers that anticipate serving children that currently do not provide Health Home care management services, and providers that are newly joining Health Home networks. The webinar will discuss and review the purpose and process for entering into Data Exchange Application and Agreements (DEAAs) and Business Associate Agreements (BAAs).

Register now: new MCTAC training series!

New training opportunities for providers in preparation for the shift to Managed Care.

Click here to learn more.

MCTAC's three in-person training opportunities offer a general overview of preparing for Managed Care related to Revenue Cycle Management, Utilization Management, and Outcomes.

Albany: Friday, May 29th, 2015, 9-5pm The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211. Register here 

OMH Waiver Webinar

Click above to view the PowerPoint presentation regarding future conflict of interest-free Waiver services.

Waiver Policy Updates

New Outcome Data Tool Released by CTAC

2014-15 DOH Budget Medicaid Investments

This document provides detailed Office of Mental Health spending on the Medicaid Managed Care transitional funding received by OMH during the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2015
(SFY 14-15).

Full Listing of 2015 Coalition Meetings and Events

2015 Meeting Materials

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Welcome to the New York State Coalition for
Children’s Mental Health Services

Children’s mental health services can help make world of difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families, who have been affected by severe emotional disturbances. These services help children grow to remain safe and receive the care they need to lead healthier, happier lives.

New York State Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services (The Children’s Coalition) is dedicated to provide a unified voice for children mental health care providers and the families they serve through the maze and challenges of public policies, legislation and funding of the children’s mental health system.

Our Mission: To promote quality mental health services for New York’s children with serious emotional disturbance and their families by leading the service provider community in identifying effective practices and participating in planning and implementing a continuum of services that are family-focused, comprehensive, cost-effective, culturally responsive, coordinated and appropriately funded.


Call for Presentations at Annual Training Forum, Dec. 1-2

The NYS Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services, in cooperation with the New York State Office of Mental Health, is seeking presenters for the 2015 Staff Development Training Forum to be held Dec. 1-2, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The NYSOMH HCBS Waiver and SPOA Annual Statewide Training and the NYSCMH Annual Training will be combined into the largest children’s mental health staff development training forum in New York State, serving over 500 participants.

The Coalition's Annual Training Forum Planning Committee encourages you to share your experience, innovative practice, evidence-based research, and models of excellence. Click here for more information.

TAY Webinars Continue

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, is offering webinars designed to help prepare providers to “gear up” for providing the three new Waiver services (1) Pre-Vocational Services (2) Supported Employment, and (3) Youth Peer Advocacy, which will be integral for being able to the serve Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population.

The next webinar is scheduled for June 26, 2015, from 2-3 pm. Click here for more information, registration, and materials from the first two webinars held on Feb. 27 and April 24.

Strengthening Family Support Services and
Professional Parent Partnerships in our Agencies

Family Provider Support >

CMH White Paper: Through the Next Door
A Discussion of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Under Health Care Reform in New York State

OMH 2012-2014 Statewide Plan info and links

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