What is a Care Coordination Organization?

A Care Coordination Organization is a new entity created by OPWDD to provide centralized, conflict-free and comprehensive care management services for individuals with IDD, including those who are currently receiving MSC services from our agencies.

What is an I/DD Health Home?

OPWDD CCOs will be specialized Health Homes established under Health Home authorization.

Health Homes have been serving other vulnerable Medicaid populations; adults since 2012, and children since March 2017.

Health Home Care Management will integrate and coordinate long term services and supports with primary, acute, and behavioral health care to address the needs of the whole person.

Goals for the I/DD Population

  • Improving outcomes for persons with IDD through care coordination (health as well as personal/social)
  • Improving disease-related care for chronic conditions
  • Improving access to preventive care


January 16, 2018

LIFEPlan CCO NY, LLC has been initially designated as a Care Coordination Organization/Health Home (CCO/HH) to serve Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). LIFEPlan CCO's vision is to be the CCO of choice, upholding our core values- Person-Centered Services and Supports, Community Inclusion and Participation, and Independence and Self Direction.


LIFEPlan will be hosting Family Forums that all individuals and family members are welcome to attend. Join us to learn how your MSC services will transition to Comprehensive Care Management.

RSVP to Alexa Aiello at alexa.aiello@upstatecp.org or (315) 507-2081 ext. 223.
Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.


North Country Family Forums

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Best Western University Inn Clubhouse
90 East Main Street
Canton, NY 13617

Hudson Valley Family Forums

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Richmond Community Services
272 N Bedford Rd.
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Independent Living Inc.
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY 12550

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Marist College
3399 North Rd.
Lowell Thomas Bldg. Room 027
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

February 27th Family Forums

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tioga County (Owego)
10:00am to 12:00pm
Franziska Racker Center
1277 Taylor Road
Suite 33 East Wing
Owego, NY 13827

Tompkins County (Ithaca)
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Franziska Racker Center
3226 Wilkins Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

5:30pm to 7:30pm
Franziska Racker Center
882 Rte. 13
Cortland, NY 13045