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Teleconferences

None currently scheduled

Check with your Staff Development Coordinator to view live teleconferences and recordings of previously broadcast programs.

Psychotropic Medication Training

SUNY Stony Brook, through a contract with OCFS' Bureau of Training, is delivering several one-day offerings in 2008 of "Psychotropic Medications and Their Use in the Treatment of Mental Health". This training is targeted for foster care and OCFS facility staff and administrators. It provides participants with basic knowledge about psychotropic medications and treatment applications so that they are able to support the child's treatment plan and advocate for the child's well-being on issues of mental health treatment. Contact your staff development coordinator to register.

Categorical Medicaid Eligibility for Children in Foster Care

Retroactive to January 1, 2005, all children in foster care are eligible for Medicaid if they are citizens or meet satisfactory immigration status. Youth adjudicated as juvenile delinquents and placed into the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services are also eligible for Medicaid. This eligibility is for both Title IV-E and Non Title IV-E children, regardless of income or resources.

Categorical Medicaid Eligibility

NY Medicaid Pharmacy Program (NYRx)

Beginning April 1, 2023, all Medicaid consumers enrolled in Mainstream Managed Care will receive their prescription drugs through the Medicaid Fee-For-Service (FFS) Pharmacy Program. The FFS Program allows New York State to pay pharmacies directly for the drugs and supplies of Medicaid consumers.

Prior to April 1, 2023, Mainstream Medicaid consumers accessed their pharmacy benefits through a health plan, rather than FFS. This includes anyone in Managed Care (MC) plans, Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) and HIV-Special Needs Plans (HIV-SNPs). In this case, the state reimburses the health plan rather than the pharmacy.

Moving all Medicaid consumers under the FFS Pharmacy Program allows for a single, uniform list of covered drugs and standardized, consistent rules and regulations. Thus, New York State is able to offer an improved, simplified process for Medicaid consumers to get the medicines and supplies they need. Medicaid consumers have comprehensive drug coverage and equitable access to an extensive network of over 5,000 pharmacy providers.

This transition does not apply to Managed Long Term Care plans (e.g., PACE, MAP, MLTC) or the Essential Plan.