Voluntary Foster Care Agency Transition

Below are materials and links for information related to technical assistance and readiness funding to support Voluntary Foster Care Agencies in the transition into Medicaid Managed Care. Some website content may include outdated information. Please refer to date posted for historical reference. Content will be updated in an effort to include the most recent material.

CTAC´s Managed Care Kickoff for OCFS Voluntary Agencies Webinar February 23, 2015:

OCFS Leadership Forum Webinar May 14, 2015:

VFCA Grant Funding Opportunity: Managed Care Readiness

Non Medicaid Per Diem VFCA Follow-up Webinar: Managed Care Readiness Funds, February 23, 2016

Voluntary Foster Care Agency Managed Care Readiness Funds Webinar, January 20, 2016 (rev. 1/26/216):

UPDATE (1/27/16): Now that the Managed Care Readiness funds will be paid through the Medicaid per diem, agencies are no longer required to submit workplan or expenditure budget amendments through the Grants Gateway system. All requests for amendments to your agency´s workplan or expenditure budget must be submitted for DOH approval by close of business on February 17, 2016 to VFCAManagedCareTrans@health.ny.gov. If your agency had previously submitted a modification request through the Grants Gateway, please send your request to the email address above.

UPDATE (1/22/16): The NYS Department of Health would like to notify you that in order to allow sufficient time to utilize your Managed Care Readiness funds, the time frame for spending your allocation has been extended to Wednesday, June 15, 2016. If you have any questions, please submit them to: VFCAManagedCareTrans@health.ny.gov.

General MC Readiness Funding Resources

Allocation Review and Preliminary Workplan Development Webinar, June 25, 2015:

Training Webinars

Foundations in Essential Medicaid Managed Care Business and Operations Practices, led by Health Management Associates offered in New York City (7/24), Buffalo (7/28), and Albany (7/30).

Data Collection Activities

Empire Health Advisors (EHA)

  • November 3, 2015 Transition of Children in Foster Care in New York into Medicaid Managed Care

Questions can be directed to VFCAManagedCareTrans@health.ny.gov