New Educational Video Series on Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care!

NYAPRS Note: NYS and NYC government has officially released a video series that helps explain what Health and Recovery Plans, Health Homes and Home and Community Based Services are and to encourage eligible individuals to enroll and make use of all of them. NYAPRS and our partners at the Mental Health Empowerment Project have been offering on site trainings and individual outreach services on these topic for almost a year, via our state funded New Choices in Recovery initiative. We have been field testing the videos in the community for a few months now and find them to be very effective for a variety of groups. To schedule a local training, please contact us at; for more details, please see the attached flyer. 


Now Available: New Educational Video Series on Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care

NYS is announcing the release of the new Adult Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care Video Series, now available online and included in the New Choices in Recovery presentations held across New York State.

About the Video Series

The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Center for Practice Innovations have developed a series of educational videos intended to familiarize individuals and their physical and behavioral health providers with:

  • Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs); 
  • Adult Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS); and  
  • Health Home Care Management

The series also walks through the process of accessing Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services, including the role of Care Managers, the Eligibility Assessment, and the Person-Centered Plan of Care. 

The series includes the following videos:

  1.  Introduction
  2. Health Homes
  3. Care Managers
  4. Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs)
  5. BH HCBS Eligibility Assessment
  6. Person-Centered Plan of Care
  7. Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services

The video series is also available on the CPI Consumer Education Portal. NYS is currently working with NYC DOHMH to provide translations.

About HARPs and BH HCBS

HARPs are health insurance plans offered by select Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. These Plans offer specialized services and additional behavioral health benefits such as rehabilitation and wellness services including peer support, individualized employment assistance, education support, and more to eligible individuals. These benefits are called Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community-Based Services (Adult BH HCBS).

About New Choices in Recovery Peer Outreach Trainings 

Conducted by Peer Outreach Specialists from the New York Association of Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS), the New Choices in Recovery trainings are face-to-face presentations where peers and families can learn more about specialized behavioral health (mental health and substance use) opportunities related to NYS Behavioral Health Medicaid Managed Care, including Health and Recovery Plans and Adult Behavioral Health (BH) Home and Community Based Services. If you would like to get more information on these presentations, or schedule a presentation in your community, please call 518-621-1347.

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