Person-Centered Care Planning & the HCBS Rule

On September 18th, Carla Erhartic from NYSHFA-NYSCAL attended a training session about the Person-Centered Planning Comprehensive System Transformation Statewide Training Initiative. NYSHFA-NYSCAL strongly encourages Providers that fall under the HCBS Rule, to attend these informative training sessions.

The training initiative is funded by the Department of Health to support best practices and compliance in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)-compliant person-centered planning throughout the State. The initiative consists of an extensive series of Regional Trainings and Learning Institutes held across the State in 2019 and 2020. The focus of the trainings and institutes will be to grow person-centered thinking, planning, and practice capacity in HCBS covered service systems in the State. Our objective is to further support comprehensive system transformation – in the context of HCBS Final Rule compliance in person-centered practice implementation – for the State of New York.

What is the HCBS Final Rule? New York State’s HCBS for individuals with disabilities and disabling conditions, including physical, behavioral, developmental, age-related, or cognitive/intellectual, take place in a variety of settings such as private homes, group homes, scatter site apartments, adult care facilities, day habilitation sites, adult day health care centers, and social adult day programs. Regardless of where individuals receiving HCBS live or receive services, or through which service system they are accessed, all HCBS recipients are required to have Person-Centered Service Plans/Recovery Plans/Resident Care Plans/Life Plans/etc., that afford them informed choice of services, supports, and residences in compliance with the Person-Centered Planning standards of the HCBS Final Rule. Participation in training through this Statewide Training Initiative can demonstrate efforts to come further into alignment with these standards.

Who is the training for? All the learning opportunities and trainings listed here are offered at no-cost for people who are providing, using, and overseeing home and community-based services in New York. More detail on what audience each learning opportunity is intended for, is found in the descriptions below.

When: These learning/training opportunities will continue to be offered at no cost through the end of 2020.

Where: In every region of New York State (please check back periodically to see if we have added new trainings in your region). Registration is open for sessions of the New York State Department of Health’s Person-Centered Planning Comprehensive System Transformation Statewide Training Initiative.  Please follow the link below to see available Regional Training sessions and check back often as more sessions are being added.

nydohpcptraining.com/events

Learning opportunities include:

Learning Institutes include 4 in-person training days (2.5 days up front, followed by a 1.5 day wrap-up session) as well as self-led webinars, coaching circles and other learning opportunities in between, and are facilitated by international leaders in person-centered planning. They are an innovative learning opportunity intended for managed care plan managers/care managers, service/care coordinators, agency providers/managers/staff, state and county staff and leadership, family, friends, and close supports of people receiving home and community-based services, and anyone interested in shaping new services or improving service delivery for people receiving home and community-based services.

Regional Trainings  are full- and half-day trainings, led by instructors certified in Person-Centered Planning/Plan Facilitation by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (TLCPCP). Topics include:

  • Person-Centered Plan Development: For case/care managers, care/service coordinators, staff of Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) and Regional Resource Development Centers (RRDC) and Health Homes, individuals who receive home and community-based services and their family, natural supports, close friends, and anyone directly involved in writing and supporting person-centered care planning at any point in the process who would like to learn new skills and tools that can support current plan development approaches.
  • Person-Centered Plan Implementation - "Bringing Plans to Life": For agency staff who work with those who receive home and community-based services and their family, natural supports, close friends, home health or personal care staff, and anyone involved in bringing a person-centered plan to life in the day-to-day reality of the people who receive home and community- based services and would like to learn new skills and tools to do it better.
  • Person-Centered Practice for Managers: For anyone involved in the oversight or management of, or advocacy for, home and community-based services, who may be from provider agencies, Managed Care Organizations, state and county offices, trade associations, and anyone who would like to learn new skills and tools to improve the person-centeredness of their organization, agency, or group, and its home and community-based services and supports.
  • Person-Centered Thinking - Train-the-Champion: For case/care managers, care/service coordinators, staff of Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS), Regional Resource Development Centers (RRDCs), Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Health Homes, and trade associations, as well as individuals receiving home and community-based services and their family, natural supports, close friends, advocates, or anyone who sees themselves as a champion or supporter committed to improving the person-centered care (or systems of care) and supports for individuals receiving home and community-based services, and wants to help others learn new skills and tools to do so as well.
  • Click here to view PCP flyer.

If you have any questions about the initiative or the registration process, please use the email below.  NYDOHPCPTraining@pcgus.com