fbpx

Announcement

Coronavirus

Care Design NY has prepared a COVID-19 resources page to help you stay updated this this unprecedented public health crisis. We started working remotely on March 13, 2020. We continue to follow New York State disaster emergency directives to practice social distancing. All Care Design NY staff are working remotely for the safety of the individuals and families we support and our workforce. We will return to our offices upon the Centers for Disease Control and New York State directives and guidance.

We will be available and accessible to our members, their families, providers, and any interested parties. Care management services and supports, along with all other company business, will be provided via phone/ tele- conferencing, email, and video conferencing during this period of time. We have asked our care management staff to reach out to our members more often during this public health event. Also, please feel free to communicate with your Care Design NY Care Manager as needed. Otherwise, here is contact information to help you:

  • For general inquiries, our office phones will be live, so please contact 518-235-1888 during normal business hours from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  

  • After business hours during the week or on the weekends, for EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, please contact our emergency number at 1-877-855-3673.  

  • For intake questions and enrollment, please click here.

  • For information on care management services within a specific county, please consult the Regional Care Management map and the Regional Director contacts by clicking here.

  • Providers, please click here.

  • To view COVID-19 Guidance for Intermediate Care Facilities, please click here.

  • To view COVID-19 Guidance for Individualized Residential Alternatives, Community Residences and Private Schools, please click here.

  • To view COVID-19 Guidance for Community Habilitation Centers, please click here.
     
  • To view COVID-19 Guidance for Health Homes, please click here.

These temporary changes, all being done for the health and safety of our staff, members, families' and the general public, will not deter Care Design NY from remaining steadfast in our mission to assist individuals with I/DD to get the supports and services they need to live a quality life.

While we may be physically distancing at this time, we are committed to staying connected!

Sign-up for News Alerts:

  • Family photo
    March 2020

    National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Let's reflect on the countless individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who are contributing to their communities every day.

  • Hiring
    We're Growing

    Join Our Team!

    If you are passionate about providing truly person-centered supports, please visit our careers section to view our current openings and apply online.

  • Children hugging
    Individuals and families

    At The Center

    of all we do at Care Design NY

  • Individuals with special needs in a caring environment
    We will assist you,

    Advocate With You

    and for you, to help make informed choices in your life....
  • Focus on individuals holding hands
    Individuals and families

    At The Center

    of all we do at Care Design NY

Managed Care

Managed Care is the next step toward ensuring the best care coordination with more flexibility and choice in your services resulting in better outcomes for you.

New York State has been working carefully to design the right Managed Care program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.


"I believe that Managed Care, if done right, offers the potential for individuals and families to gain better and more timely access to services, and offers service providers the ability to focus more on quality of services and meeting the outcomes desired by individuals and families.”
Jim Moran
CEO, Care Design NY

NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organization I/DD System Transformation Requirements and Standards

Current News

Care Design NY has aligned with Partners Health Plan

  • Family Sessions

    Join us and others at this upcoming family session focused on giving parents of children with disabilities the tips and tools needed to help prepare for their child’s upcoming Annual Review/CSE meeting.

  • Happy couple

    Requesting Services

    We're here to help
    Our intake coordinators provide valuable information for families of people with developmental disabilities, professionals wishing to make a referral for services, and persons with disabilities.
  • People sitting in auditorium during conference event

    Upcoming Events

    Workshops, meetings and events

    Select the type of event you are interested in to see the list of events we have scheduled.

Parent to Parent of NYS

Upcoming Webinars

Join Parent to Parent of New York State for our day and evening webinar's for March 2020 and check out our resources. 

Choosing Care Coordination


The role of OPWDD and Care Design NY in getting services

The New York State Office of People with Development Disabilities provides support services directly and throughout a network of not-for-profit agencies to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Care Coordination Organizations such as Care design NY help individuals and families coordinate and advocate for the services they need and want.

Map of New York State counties displaying regional Care Design NY zones

North Country

  • Clinton
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Hamilton
  • St. Lawrence
  • Warren
  • Washington

Capital Region

  • Albany
  • Columbia
  • Montgomery
  • Rennselaer
  • Sarataoga
  • Schoharie
  • Schenectady

Upper Hudson Valley

  • Dutchess
  • Greene
  • Ulster
  • Sullivan
  • Orange
  • Putnam

Lower Hudson Valley

  • Rockland
  • Westchester

New York City Boroughs

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island

Long Island

  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • North Country

    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Fulton
    • Hamilton
    • St. Lawrence
    • Warren
    • Washington
  • Capital Region

    • Albany
    • Columbia
    • Montgomery
    • Rennselaer
    • Sarataoga
    • Schoharie
    • Schenectady
  • Upper Hudson Valley

    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Ulster
    • Sullivan
    • Orange
    • Putnam
  • Lower Hudson Valley

    • Rockland
    • Westchester
  • New York City Boroughs

    • Manhattan
    • Bronx
    • Brooklyn
    • Queens
    • Staten Island
  • Long Island

    • Nassau County
    • Suffolk County
Care Coordination Organization (CCO) are newly-formed independent entities that coordinate services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. They are regulated by OPWDD to advocate for the needs of individuals.

At Care Design NY

we believe and approach our work with the following driving forces:
  • Individuals and families are at the center of all we do
  • We work for individuals and families
  • We value what individuals and families say
  • We are responsive to the needs, requests, and life changes of individuals and families
  • We are focused on outcomes that meet individuals’ needs
  • We are strong advocates and protect each individuals’ rights
  • We maintain diverse culturally sensitive networks and constituent bases
  • You can expect our help and advocacy to access integrated services with the information you need to make informed choices in your life.

Care Design NY will support you to design a plan to incorporate the services and supports important to you. Our care management services will build upon the foundation created by service coordination to create and deliver a more comprehensive coordination of services and supports for individuals.


Care Design NY by the numbers

Care Design NY provides high-quality services to people with I/DD and their families, funded and overseen by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities's (OPWDD).

120+

Affiliated Agencies
Care Design NY is made up of over 120 partner agencies throughout New York State, which provide services for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

750+

Care Managers

At Care Design NY, our care managers are compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable, many with long-standing relationships with the individuals and families they support.

26K+

Members Served

Our Care Design NY care managers are busy working on Life Plans for over 26,000 individuals, helping individuals and families meet all of their needs.

30

New York Counties
Our service area currently includes 30 counties in New York State, from Clinton County to Suffolk County on Long Island.

Frequently Asked Questions:

We invite you to visit our FAQ page to review questions discussed during the Focus Groups along with answers to assist you with information pertaining to managed care.

“My Care Manager treats me with respect, sees me as an individual, and doesn’t set limitations on me. Working with her makes me feel like my life has a purpose.”

- VERONICA

          CDNY MEMBER

Do you have Questions, Suggestions or Feedback?

Providing care management supports and services for Individuals and Families is at the center of everything we do at Care Design NY. Do you have questions, suggestions, or feedback to help us continue to provide you with the very best in care management supports and services?
Please contact Care Design NY Care Management Member support with any feedback, concerns or requests.
Care Design NY

Emergency After Hours On-Call

1-877-855-3673

Please only use number for urgent matters that cannot wait until the next business day.

The emergency after hours number will only be in operation after 5:00pm to 8:30am on business days and 24 hours per day on weekends and Care Design NY holidays.

Please use our office lines during normal business hours.

Care Design NY

Compliance Hotline

1-877-382-2942

This number is to be used by anyone to report a suspected violation of the code of conduct, compliance guidelines, operational policies, a law or regulation, or other concern to the compliance offices.

Corporate Office Location
  • 8 Southwoods Blvd, Suite 110
    Albany, NY 12211
  • (518) 235-1888

Contact Us

Care Design NY

Corporate Office

8 Southwoods Blvd
Suite 110
Albany, NY 12211

Care Design NY provides care coordination throughout New York State, New York City and Long Island. Click here to view regional coverage areas.

Primary Numbers

  • Main Corporate Office
    General Inquiries
    518-235-1888
  • After Hour Emergencies
    (5:00pm - 8:30am & Weekends)
    1-877-855-3673
  • Compliance Hotline
    For Concerns or Compliance Issues
    1-877-382-2942

Who to Contact?

Copyright © 2020 Care Design NY. All right reserved. 
Website designed by Flight Creative Group.