NYSDOH, OPWDD partner to test new Medicare-Medicaid model to provide coordinated, personal care
“We are pleased to partner again with the State of New York to bring more person-centered care to Medicare-Medicaid enrollees,” Tim Engelhardt, director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, said. “We look forward to working together to provide Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience more integrated benefits and coordinated care.”
The collaboration's goal is the creation of a Fully Integrated Duals Advantage for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FIDA-IDD) demonstration program for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
FIDA-IDD will make it possible for individuals to be in better control of their services by being more involved in their care planning. The program will initially be offered in New York City and Long Island, as well as Rockland and Westchester counties. About 20,000 Medicare-Medicaid IDD enrollees reside in this region.
Voluntary enrollment will begin April 1, 2016 at the earliest. CMS will fund and manage an external evaluation of each demonstration.
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