Dear OPWDD Community Habilitation Provider, Beginning July 1, 2019, New York State is implementing the Community First Choice Option (CFCO). CFCO, authorized in the Affordable Care Act, allows states to expand access and availability of long term services and supports. Through CFCO, New York State is expanding access and availability by offering some services and supports that have, until now, only been available through waivers.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $204 million to support 95 projects that will protect and transform New York State’s health care system. This funding from the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program will improve patient care through the development of high-quality medical facilities and programs serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs of communities throughout the State

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