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Network Hosts HCBS Technical Assistance Webinar

08.22.2016

An exploration of the State’s new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program and the challenges and opportunities that exist with this new program for supportive housing providers.

The Network over the past year has been working with members to help explore the State’s new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program and the challenges and opportunities that exist with this new program for supportive housing providers.

As part of these efforts, the Network hosted an HCBS technical assistance webinar on Friday, August 12th to assist Upstate and Long Island members in preparing for the October 1st start of HCBS delivery. Network consultant, Cindy Freidmutter of CLF Consulting gave a 90 minute presentation to over 80 attendees about the opportunities and challenges that supportive housing providers may face offering HCBS. The presentation covered strategies for starting up these services to minimize risk, infrastructure requirements and the financial viability of offering services including how to align costs and revenues.

You can also view the presentation slides by clicking here.

The Network held similar technical assistance workshops last year with New York City members (HCBS services began a year earlier there), helping organizations prepare for the downstate launch of HCBS. The powerpoint slides from the Network’s 2015 NYC September trainings is here.  As noted above, when you click on the link to access the webinar, it will take you to a registration page –  fill in your name and email address and it will take you to the recorded webinar.

For more information about HCBS, please visit the Network’s Medicaid and Supportive Housing section on our website.

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