OPWDD Joint Advisory Council for Managed Care
Welcome to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Joint Advisory Council (JAC) for Managed Care page. To ensure care improvements for people and their families, and a thoughtful transition to new paths for receiving services, OPWDD has convened a Council to provide input and make recommendations.
The purpose of the Joint Advisory Council is to advise the Commissioners of the OPWDD and Department of Health (DOH) regarding the design of managed care models that will provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The JAC has been meeting since April 2013 and continues to meet quarterly to work with OPWDD and DOH to explore the development of two managed care models –
(1) Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA-IDD) and other developing models.
(2) Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Joint Advisory Council Members
Betsy Mulvey, Mental Health Services
Donna Colonna, Services for the Underserved
Douglas Hamilton, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
*Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society of New York
*Gail Smith, MetroPlus Health Plan
Gerald Cohen, NYC Mental Hygiene
Henrietta Kole, ArchCare
Maxine George, Alternate Living Group
Michael Kennedy, Self Advocate
Michele Juda, Parent to Parent of New York State
Susan Constantino, Cerebral Palsy of NY
Susan Dooha, Center for Independence of the Disabled
Suzanne Lavigne, Franklin County Community Services
Yvette Watts, New York Association of Emerging and Multicultural Providers, Inc.
* Joint members of JAC & MMCARP
Meeting Schedule and Materials
11/19/2013 – Agenda
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