Family Support Case Management Options

Family Support Case Management Options

  • Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) - Medicaid Service Coordinator or MSC meets with you to discuss services available though the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) a plan is developed to meet your specific service needs and desires which focuses on a broad range of activities. In order to receive this service: 
    • A person must have a documented diagnosis of a developmental disability
    • A person must be enrolled in Medicaid
    • A person must demonstrate a need for ongoing and comprehensive, rather than incidental, service coordination
    • A person, or an individual authorized to give consent on behalf of the person, must choose to receive MSC
    • A person must not permanently live in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), Developmental Center (DC), Psychiatric Hospital, Small Residential Unit (SRU), Nursing Facility or Hospital, or any other Medicaid funded setting that provides service coordination
    • A person cannot be enrolled in any other comprehensive Medicaid long-term care service coordination program                   
  • Plan of Care Support Services (PCSS)-PCSS are available to people of all ages. To obtain PCSS you must: 
    • Be considered eligible through OPWDD. Some qualifying disabilities which occur before age 22 are mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, seizure disorders, and traumatic brain injury
    • Be any age
    • Be available for two contacts per year to review the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and monitor HCBS services.
    • Be enrolled in an HCBS waiver service
  •  Family Support Case Management- A case manager can be available to assist individuals in enrolling in programs and services.  Both short and long term follow along is available.  In order to recieve Family Support Case Management 
    • A person must have a documented diagnosis of a developmental disability
    • A person's needs for assistance must be short or long term
    • Medicaid enrollment is not required
  • NYS Elks Home Service Program- A case manager can be available to assist individuals in short-term linkage and referral to services available in their communities.  To qualify for Home Service Director assistance, a person would have similar needs as someone with a developmental disability.

For more information contact Shelli Prespare-Weston at shelli@cpnorthcountry.org or call (315)386-1156.