December 29, 2015
NYS DOH Resources & Updates

NYS DOH SBIRT Implementation Webinars
SBIRT Implementation Video
SBIRT Implementation Video
The NYS DOH has shared a "SBIRT Implementation"
webinar created by the National Council for Behavioral Health
on behalf of the Department of Health for the DSRIP program. This is the first of three in the DSRIP Breakthrough Webinar Series developed by the National Council. The link to the video can be accessed here.
This pre-recorded webinar introduces health care providers to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an early intervention approach for addressing substance use in health care settings. Implementing SBIRT in any medical or behavioral health setting requires purposeful planning to achieve improved patient outcomes and sustainability. This 60-minute webinar will help our teams operationalize the model by guiding organizations through strategic questions and implementation best practices under the SCC DSRIP Project 4aii.
In addition, this webinar will highlight resources through New York State's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  Prior to viewing this webinar, we recommend you 
watch the NYS OASAS SBIRT video to help set the stage for the webinar content. The link to the video is here.

Progress on MAX Series Program Topic 1
NYS DOH has published the new MAX Series Program Topic 1 Video, the link to access the video is  here. If you have any questions in regards to the MAX Series Program please contact Jessica Logozzo at, MAX Series Program Manager.

Non-Profit Behavioral Health / Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology Investment Program
Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with the Office of Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released a Request for Proposal that creates a one-time $10 million Non-Profit Behavioral Health / Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology (BH-DD HIT) Investment Program.

This Program was created to support the acquisition of information technology systems, electronic health records, billing systems, or other hardware and any other infrastructure costs associated with the inclusion of behavioral health or developmental disability services in the Medicaid Managed Care benefit package. These funds are available to not-for-profit agencies licensed, certified or approved by the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to continue the provision of critical mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse disorder services to millions of New Yorkers. To access the RFP documents, click here.
Teamwork Team Together Collaboration Meeting Office Brainstorming Concept
SCC On-boarding Program Initiates 
The recent PAC Meeting provided an overview of the SCC On-boarding Program, which includes Contracting & Funds Flow.

All PPS Coalition Partners were invited to attend the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting hosted by the SCC on December 22nd from 10:00am-11:00am. This meeting was held via WebEx.

The meeting objectives include:
  • Summary of our Network Partners
  • Discuss our on-boarding program methodology & what you can expect
  • Introduce the SCC Coalition Partner Participation Agreement
  • Describe the SCC On-boarding Program Parts 1-4
  • Highlight the SCC On-boarding Program Webpage
  • Review the SCC Funds Flow Model for Performance Payments
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Question & Answers
Quick Links
  • Please click here to access the On-boarding Program webinar recording.
  • A PDF copy of the On-boarding Program presentation is available here.
  • The SCC On-boarding Program webpage is live, please click here to view.
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.

Suffolk Care Collaborative

Office of Population Health

Stony Brook Medicine
HSC L5 Room 058
Stony Brook NY 11794-8520
Tel: (631) 638-2227