The Medicaid Service Coordination

 The Medicaid Service Coordination is the foundation upon which our day habilitation, respite, and community habilitation programs provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

 The Medicaid Service Coordination department is comprised of professional Medicaid Service Coordinators (MSC) who operate under the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to assist individuals with developmental disabilities access supports and services in the community, for example, waiver services (day habilitation, respite, and community habilitation).

 The Medicaid Service Coordinators develop, maintain, and implement the individual’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP) from which the individual and his or her advocate identifies valued outcomes (current skills to improve on or new skills to develop).

 The Medicaid Service Coordinator also acts as an advocate for the individual. The Medicaid Service Coordinator speaks out on behalf of the individual’s rights and represents him or her when necessary in various forums.

  The Medicaid Service Coordinator makes additional referrals, links the individual to appropriate supports and services, and makes assessments on how best to assist the individual. Most importantly, the Medicaid Service Coordinator provides the individual and his or her advocate with information so that they can make informed decisions to help them live a more fulfilling life.