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Office of Mental Health

Children’s Health and Behavioral Health System Transformation

New York State envisions an integrated children’s healthcare system where there is “no wrong door” for children/youth experiencing complex needs.

The Children’s Health and Behavioral Health Medicaid System Transformation will restructure the health care delivery system for individuals under 21 that have behavioral health (BH) needs and/or complex medical conditions.


Child/Youth and Family Education and Outreach Materials

Children and Family Treatment and Support Services:

News Release: January 2, 2019

CFTSS Brochure(Español| العربية | 繁體字 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Italiano | 한국어 | Русский | اردو)

CFTSS Palm Cards (Sheet)


Children’s Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MMCO) Qualifications

To ensure Medicaid Managed Care Plans can meet the needs of the children´s Medicaid populations, Plans are reviewed and qualified against new administrative, performance, and fiscal standards.

NYS Children´s Standards Cover letter

Children´s MC Plan Requirements and Standards

Data Book for Children´s BH and HCBS populations


Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)

These new services will meet children’s needs and increase access to services. They can work by themselves or with other services. This depends on the needs of each child/youth and family.

Any child who is eligible for Medicaid and has a behavioral health need can access services with more flexibility and choice.

Anyone can make a referral for service. A licensed practitioner must make the determination for access and service provision.

Find an OMH CFTSS Provider

Draft CFTSS Provider Manual

Provider Designation


Children’s Home and Community Based Services

HCBS offer support to children and allow them to remain at home and in the community. They provide person-centered care and value individual strengths, preferences, needs, and desired outcomes.

Children and families can choose from a collection of service options and providers. Services are provided in a flexible, complimentary package that develops over time to meet the changing needs of children.

Draft Children’s HCBS Manual

Provider Designation


Children’s Provider Readiness Funding

The NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and Office of Children and Family Services have provided $3.5 million in readiness funding.

These dollars are for behavioral health providers participating in the Children’s Medicaid System Transformation. Funding is intended to make sure that providers are ready to deliver new children’s services and bill for those services.

Readiness Funding is available for designated providers identified by New York State who meet specific criteria.

Readiness Funding has been broken out into five different areas:

Please contact OMH Managed Care with any questions, comments or problems you may be experiencing with this site. If you would like to file a complaint about behavioral health managed care, please visit the Information on Filing a Complaint Page. Providers, if you have any questions about the managed care implementation, please complete and send a question form.