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Office of Mental Health

Explanation of Initial HARP Enrollment Process

New York State (NYS) will identify people eligible to enroll in a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) based on factors such as past Medicaid use. See the Behavioral Health High-Risk Eligibility Criteria and Assisting Eligible Individuals with HARP Enrollment for more information.

  1. Some Medicaid managed care plans have a HARP. People who are HARP-eligible and enrolled in one of these plans do not need to do anything to join a HARP.
    • This group will get notice from NYS about their HARP and have 30 days to opt-out or can choose to enroll in another HARP.
  2. HARP eligible enrollees of a Medicaid Managed Care Plan that does not offer a HARP must take action to join a HARP. These people have received or will receive a notice from NYS telling them how to join a HARP.

Once enrolled in a HARP:

Please contact OMH Managed Care with any questions, comments or problems you may be experiencing with this site. If you would like to file a complaint about behavioral health managed care, please visit the Information on Filing a Complaint Page. Providers, if you have any questions about the managed care implementation, please complete and send a question form.