Information for Government Partners
This page provides links to information for government partners at all levels – local, state and federal.
- Disaster Mental Health Planning and Response Resources
The New York State Office of Mental Health is one of 23 executive agencies that comprise the State's Disaster Preparedness Commission.
- New York State County Disaster Mental Health Planning and Response Guide
The County Mental Health Disaster Planning and Response Guide provides specific information and resources to assist the county Director of Community Services (DCS) in the development of a comprehensive county mental health disaster plan.
- Violence Prevention: Creating Safer Schools in New York State
New York State is responding to rising concerns about school violence with informative tools designed to help school personnel manage the problem.
- 2013 – 2014 Enacted Budget
Information on the OMH's 2013 – 2014 Enacted Budget
- 2012 – 2013 Enacted Budget
Information on the OMH's 2012 – 2013 Enacted Budget
- 2011 – 2012 Enacted Budget
Information on the OMH's 2011 – 2012 Enacted Budget
- 2010 – 2011 Executive Budget Recommendation and Enacted Budget Update
Information on the OMH's 2010 – 2011 Executive Budget Recommendation and an update on the Enacted Budget
- 2009 – 2010 Executive Budget Recommendation and Enacted Budget Update
Information on the OMH's 2009 – 2010 Executive Budget Recommendation and an update on the Enacted Budget
- 2008 – 2009 Executive Budget Recommendation and Enacted Budget Update
Information on the OMH's 2008 – 2009 Executive Budget Recommendation and an update on the Enacted Budget
- 2007 – 2008 Executive Budget Recommendation
Information on the OMH's 2007 – 2008 Executive Budget Recommendation
- 2006 – 2007 Executive Budget Recommendation
Information on the OMH's 2006-2007 Executive Budget Recommendation
- CBFS - Community Budget And Financial Management Group
- Case Management Models
Provides Case Management and Assertive Community Treatment Team models.
- Spending Plan Guidelines
Provides the Aid To Localities Spending Plan Allocation Guidelines and Instruction manuals.
- CFR - Consolidated Fiscal Reporting
- The Consolidated Fiscal Reporting
(CFR) Provides information on filing CFR documents and resources including contact listings, schedules, frequently asked questions, (FAQ's) and links to related sites.
- CBR - Consolidated Budget Reporting Manual
Documents provide procedures and step-by-step instructions for fulfilling fiscal reporting requirements related to the receipt of State Aid. (NYC and Upstate).
- CFR - Information for RTF Providers
- FMAP Reductions
The 2010-11 Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentages (FMAP) "Contingency Allocation Plan" requires the Office of Mental Health (OMH) to reduce individual payments by 1.1 percent for the period between September 16, 2010 and March 31, 2011.
- New York's Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The preliminary calculations suggested that New York State is expected to receive at least $24.6 Billion in aid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Many of you have recently contacted the Office of Mental Health to learn more about the Act (a.k.a. the Stimulus Package) and its impact on mental health services.
The Governor’s office has provided detailed information on the stimulus package as well as directions for submitting a proposal.
- Statewide Comprehensive Plan Documents
The Statewide Comprehensive Plan for Mental Health Services is a five-year plan for the provision of state and local mental health services. The Plan is updated annually for the next five years to be responsive to changing needs and developments. In addition, Interim Reports are prepared each year to provide detail on progress toward attaining goals. The current Plan and Interim Report as well as previous versions may be found here.
General OMH Information
View a list of acronyms used within the public mental health system and on the OMH website.
- Central Office Personnel
- County Mental Health Agencies
- Mental Health Services Council
This body, which is authorized under Section 7.05 of New York State Mental Hygiene Law, is charged with considering matters relating to the improvement of mental health services in the State and advising the Commissioner on such matters.
- OMH Facilities
- OMH Field Offices
- Organization Chart
Regulations that are currently under public review and those that were recently adopted by the Commissioner of Mental Health, whose responsibility it is to adopt regulations which are necessary and proper to implement any matter under his jurisdiction.
- Administrative Practices and Medicaid Requirements
In January 2004, an advisory letter was distributed to OMH-licensed outpatient providers which included documents that provide advice and information regarding approaches to moderating expenses, maximizing revenue opportunities, and creating structures, practices and processes that support these goals. >
- Guidance Documents
The Office of Mental Health makes available the full text of all guidance documents on which the agency currently relies.
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information for Counties & Providers
The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, was passed to establish a national framework for security standards and protection of confidentiality with regard to health care data and information.
- Kendra's Law
(Assisted Outpatient Treatment) is the legislation providing court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for certain mentally ill persons who are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision.
Required operating certificate (license) issued by the OMH prior to the operation of facilities and programs subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Mental Health.
- Find a Program
To locate a licensed program
Medicare & Medicaid
Medicare Part D
On December 8, 2003 the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 was enacted. It creates a new Part D, which establishes a prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries.
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Notification
It is the policy of the New York State Office of Mental Health to assist in ensuring the integrity of the Medicaid program by safeguarding against Medicaid abuse and the submission of fraudulent Medicaid claims.
- Medicaid Inspector General, Office of the
- Mission and Responsibilities
The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) was established to improve and preserve the integrity of the Medicaid program by conducting and coordinating fraud, waste and abuse control activities for all State agencies responsible for services funded by Medicaid.
- Mandatory Provider Compliance Programs
NY State Social Services Law (Section 363) requires that Medicaid providers develop and implement compliance programs aimed at detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid program.
- Mission and Responsibilities
- The Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) is a HIPAA-compliant, web-based portfolio of tools that use administrative data to support quality improvement and clinical decision-making. Providers with access to PSYCKES are able to review performance on quality indicators, identify individuals who could benefit from clinical review, and obtain treatment histories.
- Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) is a comprehensive recovery oriented program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Rational Pharmacotherapy Quality Improvement Initiative (RPQI)
The Rational Pharmacotherapy Quality Improvement (RPQI) Initiative is an extension of PSYCKES and part of OMH efforts to improve consumer outcomes through continuous quality improvement, evidence based medicine, and enhanced oversight of medication management.
- Assertive Community Treatment Reports
The ACT web page provides an overview of the ACT program, and up-to-date statistical data on program operations, the demographic and diagnostic characteristics of ACT recipients, and recipient outcomes.
- Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Reports
Up-to-date statistical data on AOT program operations, the demographic and diagnostic characteristics of AOT recipients, and outcomes for AOT recipients.
- Balanced Scorecard
The OMH Balanced Scorecard allows anyone to view and assess the agency's progress toward achieving its strategic goals.
- Patient Characteristics Survey (PCS)
The PCS, conducted every two years, provides a comprehensive one–week "snapshot" of the population served by New York State's public mental health system and the services they receive.
- Planning Data and Information
The Planning Hub is a central location for linking to data and resources for planning.
Training & Events
- The Children's Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) is a training, consultation, and educational resource center funded by the New York State office of Mental Health. CTAC collaborates with child-serving clinic providers to address the organizational challenges associated with the recent changes in clinic regulations, financing, and overall healthcare reforms and is designed to assist clinics in their efforts to promote high quality mental health services for the children and families they serve.
- OMH Commissioner Hogan to Present at Conference on Mental Health Recovery Oct. 27-28 in NYC
Mental Health Recovery: Practice, Services and Research will combine cutting edge approaches and new ways of thinking about human lives and service systems to articulate the promise and possibilities for recovery in practice, policy and research. Hosted by NYUs Silver School of Social Work, the two-day conference has several co-sponsors, including OMH and Nathan S. Kline Institute.
- SSI and SSDI Benefits Training
Myths, Tips, and Tricks for SSI and SSDI benefits.
- Training in the Treatment of Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
The Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC) is pleased to announce training in the treatment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) during the summer and fall of 2008 and 2009.