March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

I am writing this to you today to provide you with an update to keep you informed of ACA/NY’s actions in response to the current public health crisis we are currently facing surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We assure you; ACA/NY is fully operational and is actively engaging members, families and providers to provide support, share information […]

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April 2, 2020

Job well done: Care Manager goes above and beyond!

After completing the COVID-19 Assessments, a Care Manager on Long Island was able to have food arranged for delivery for 6 families she is supporting. Initially she shared resources via text to food pantries in the community with her members/families. She recognized soon thereafter that due to transportation challenges these families would not be able […]

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March 16, 2020

Seven CCO’s respond to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This advisory represents combined efforts of all seven Care Coordination Organizations in New York State and our continued hard work with the New York state government, the Department of Health and OPWDD in planning and coordinating our efforts responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and to keep our members and workforce safe. We will […]

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November 20, 2019

Advance Care Alliance of New York Announces New CEO

Advance Care Alliance of New York is pleased to announce the official appointment of Lou Grossman as our permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 1, 2020.  Lou comes to us from Maryhaven Center of Hope on Long Island where he has served with distinction in the OPWDD service system for over 40 years in various […]

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July 1, 2019

We’re Celebrating ACA’s One-Year Anniversary As A CCO!

Advance Care Alliance is committed to providing person-centered care management to our over 25,000 members in the downstate NY regions. Come join our team as we embark on our second year! We look forward to further leveraging technology and provider networks to improve the way services are delivered. Join us! Apply at

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May 29, 2019

5 Tips For New Care Managers

Working as a new ACANY Care Manager has taught me so much about the members I work with. I’ve also learned quite a bit about myself. Creating a system to successfully manage time, assemble information and assist the families I support took some practice. Below are a few guidelines that I use to stay the […]

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April 2, 2019

Special Love For The Special You: ACANY At AFDN’s Autism Month Program Launch & Press Conference

Advance Care Alliance of New York is honored to have participated in the Autism Month launch and press conference organized by the Alliance for Families with Developmental Needs. ACANY CEO Jay Nagy addressed the audience of members and families on the importance of supporting people in getting timely diagnosis in tandem with ensuring community support […]

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March 13, 2019

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Reflections Of A Care Manager

The month of March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Since its public proclamation in 1987, we have come a long way from the institutional model of care towards person-centered and community-based care. This is thanks to the hard work and advocacy of people with I/DD, families, communities and professionals which continue today. In honor […]

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January 17, 2019

Newsletter Bulletin, Volume 12: Advancing Our Work in 2019

I hope 2019 is off to a great start for the extended ACANY family! Back in December, I wrote to you about some exciting changes that are coming, including the introduction of managed care and our overall growth as an organization. I’ll come back to these two in the weeks ahead. For my first message […]

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November 15, 2018

Partnership Created To Improve Care For People With Developmental Disabilities

Bridget Bartolone, CEO, Person Centered Services (716) 324-5104 Nicholas Cappoletti, CEO, LIFEPlan CCO NY (315) 565-2612 x 106 Jay Nagy, CEO, Advance Care Alliance (646) 819-2033 Three organizations have joined forces to lead the transformation of health care and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across New York State. […]

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