29-I Voluntary Foster Care Agency (VFCA)

Effective July 1, 2021, children and youth placed in foster care, including those in direct placement foster care and placement in the care of VFCA's statewide, will be mandatorily enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care, unless the child/youth is otherwise exempt or excluded from enrollment.

29-I Health Facilities may provide Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) and Children’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) as part of their Other Limited Health-Related Services. 29-I Health Facilities who wish to provide CFTSS and HCBS are required to receive the appropriate designation(s) from the State.

All eligible health care providers are required to enroll in Medicaid in order to receive reimbursement for delivering a Medicaid service. Those that have obtained a 29-I licensure must maintain one. If a VFCA is not currently credentialed with Molina Healthcare of New York, Inc; please review the credentialing policy within the  the 29-I VFCA Training document below.

Below is a summary of resources:

 I-29 Health Facility FAQs

Evidence Based Practices for VFCA Agencies

Billing Guidance

VFCA 29-I Training