Provider Designation Application for Children’s SPA Services Due April 1!

The New York State (NYS) agencies including the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Department of Health (DOH), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) have released the Children’s State Plan (SPA) / Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Designation Application.

The following announcement is directly from the NYS DOH website

The Children’s SPA and/or HCBS Provider Designation is a multi-State agency process which grants designated and authorized providers eligibility to be reimbursed under Medicaid for the provision of SPA and/or HCBS. The designation application will be available at NYS providers who wish to apply for designation must have an established user ID and Facility Code. The user ID, granted through the NYS OMH, will enable the electronic application to be accessed and completed. If a provider does not have / is not aware of whether they have an OMH User ID and Facility Code, instructions on obtaining these credentials are available at

Providers requesting designation within the initial roll out period of this application will be required to submit a completed application by April 1, 2017. Given the timeline for implementing the six new SPA services and HCBS, NYS will prioritize review for those providers seeking designation in Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP). Initial designation for OLP will only be based on the provider´s current operating certificate for this initial, priority review. Designation reviews for other requested SPA/HCBS will be following the initial roll out period.

To learn more about New York’s SPA Services, read our Issue Brief: