August 21, 2014

Coalition Parachute Wiki

Resources for behavioral health providers on the value of integrating peer staff to improve care and outcomes.

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Member Sponsored Events

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HIPAA Omnibus Policy, Procedure & BAA Template Kit

The Coalition is pleased to announce the availability of a set of 38 HIPAA Policy Templates for HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules and an updated Business Associate Agreement all of which conform to the HIPAA Omnibus Update released January 25, 2013 and the technical correction published June 7, 2013.

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Professional Learning Center Store

HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Templates, now available. HITECH and Breach Notification changes apply to BAAs.

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Coalition Video on YouTube

Empowering Lives Through Community Behavioral Health - Five stories narrated by Mike Wallace in two parts.

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The Coalition Submits Response to NYS Draft Proposal to Enroll Children in Health Homes

On July 29, 2014, after compiling the extensive input of its member agencies who provide services to children and families, The Coalition submitted its response to the State’s Application to Serve Children in Health Homes.

The Coalition raised many questions about the application, including whether the State’s proposal to begin enrolling children in Health Homes on January 1, 2015 was an adequate timeframe in light of the fact that final approval of the application will not occur until November 15, 2014. This is complicated by the need to have contracts in place with providers prior to enrollment. The full response can be found here.

Rest assured that The Coalition will be tracking the State’s application process closely.

NYS Homes & Community Renewal Seeks Proposals for Affordable and Supportive Housing

NYS Homes & Community Renewal has released its Uniform Funding Round Request for Proposals. Of particular note to Coalition members are $25 million in Medicaid Redesign Team Housing Capital funds (MRT). This RFP seeks to increase the number of integrated supportive housing developments in which a portion of the units are occupied by tenants who are receiving services. Applications requesting MRT funding need not demonstrate a capital funding commitment if the proposed project relies on a NY/NYIII services only commitment from a New York State participating agency under the NY/NYIII agreement.

An application workshop will be held on Friday, September 5th, 10:30am at NYS Division of Homes & Community Renewal located at 25 Beaver Street, Room 510, New York, NY 10004.

DOHMH Announces Its Fall 2014 Behavioral Health System Planning Forums

DOHMH has posted its list of Behavioral Health System Planning Forums for Fall 2014. The forums are open to all members of the public and a wide range of community stakeholders including consumers, people in recovery, youth, families, providers, peer advocates and peer specialists, advocates have been invited and are encouraged to attend.

The following topics have been suggested by DOHMH for discussion:

  • How the Health Department can support New Yorkers’ behavioral health in workplaces, schools, health care and other settings.
  • How the Health Department can help New Yorkers understand and successfully transition into Medicaid Managed Care and Health Homes for behavioral health services.
  • How the Health Department can address disparities in mental health and substance use care, including how to better identify emerging needs, and engage and support residents in need of services.

The Coalition staff will attend in New York City and report to our members.

Full edition of this issue of Briefs includes: