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Can a person be in both an adult and children's health home with two care managers?


Source: Children's System Transformation, Elmira, 4.13.16

How often do you recommend doing a batch upload to check Medicaid eligibility?

It is possible to do batch uploads daily, however this is not recommended. Your organization should determine how often is worthwhile (cost vs. benefit) based on the error rate you are getting. It is a best practice to check the individual’s Medicaid status prior to service delivery and as close to the appointment as possible (e.g. the morning of the scheduled appointment, night before, etc.).

Source: July 2018 CFTSS Billing In-Person Training

Can a child/youth receive CFTSS services after they turn 18 and become eligible for some adult services? Can a 19 year old start to receive adult services and then decide CFTSS would suit them better and return to CFTSS until they age out?

Yes, children ages 0-21 who are in Medicaid are eligible to receive CFTSS (assuming they meet medical necessity). This includes children ages 18-21 who may also be (or have been) involved in adult services as long as there is no duplication of services. For more on allowable service billing combinations see the billing manual pages 15-17. 

Source: YPST Webinar 11.18.19

What is Level of Care for Alcohol and Drug Treatment (LOCADTR)?

LOCADTR is the patient placement criteria system that must be used in making substance use disorder (SUD) level of care decisions in New York State (NYS). LOCADTR assesses the intensity and need of services for an individual with an SUD. All OASAS providers and Medicaid plans will be required to use this tool.

Additional information can be found on OASAS' website.

Source: MCTAC Kick-Off Forum, 1.23.14