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A Message from John F. DeBiase, ANIBIC’s Executive Director

New York State MSC is changing to CCO in July!

March 2018

In an effort to keep you informed ANIBIC is letting you know about changes to New York State’s Medicaid Service Coordination program that will take place beginning on July 1, 2018 and how these changes will affect you and your family member with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD). These changes are required by both federal and state government agencies. OPWDD providers like ANIBIC are all obligated to enact these changes.

The MSC program will transition to a new model called a Care Coordination Organization/Health Home (CCO/HH). One of the largest of these new CCO’s, Care Design New York (CDNY) was created by ANIBIC and other New York City and State I/DD providers to replace MSC services. John DeBiase, ANIBIC’s Executive Director is a B class member of the Board of Managers of CDNY, enabling ANIBIC to have an important voice at the table regarding the transition to care coordination, as well as other transitions in the I/DD service delivery system planned for the future. We know that changes such as these can be confusing. We will work hard to help you understand them and help you navigate the new system to ensure that vital services to you or your family member are not interrupted.

To Summarize:

1.  Medicaid Service Coordination will be called Care Coordination and your MSC will be called a Care Coordinator.
2.  The difference between an MSC and Care Coordinator is that, the Care Coordinator will work on a care management team that is responsible for coordinating both the healthcare and long term support service needs of individuals.
3.  In April, you will be asked by your MSC to sign consent documents that will enable the transition of your current MSC services to care coordination provided by CDNY. This enrollment is voluntary. If you choose not to enroll, on July 1st your care coordination services will transition to a much lower level of care coordination support.
4.  July 1st, ANIBIC New York City will be transitioning our MSC program over to CDNY. This means that all MSC’s and MSC supervisors currently employed by ANIBIC and other providers will become employees of CDNY.

You may have additional questions. We recommend you watch a video of a recent informational meeting led by the leadership of CDNY.

Please follow the links below to view the informational videos in English, and those with captions in Spanish and Mandarin.


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ANIBIC will be communicating with you through your MSC on a regular basis to ensure that there is a smooth transition to Care Coordination. If you have additional questions, please email us at: or You may also contact your MSC directly.

Rest assured that we are working diligently to maintain the high quality of services that you have come to expect from ANIBIC.


John F. DeBiase
Executive Director


Please click on the button directly below to visit the CDNY website.


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