New York Sustainability Resources

New York Sustainability Resources
New York’s infants, toddlers, and families deserve equitable opportunities for a strong, healthy start in life. 
The good news? The state continues to implement strong policies and investments to promote good health, creating opportunities to fund evidence-based programs like HealthySteps.

Babies & Toddlers in New York

649k+

babies and toddlers

37%

live in households with incomes less than twice the federal poverty line

23%

receive developmental screening
Source: ZERO TO THREE, State of Babies Yearbook, 2023.

Billing, Coding, and Payment Resources​

NY Billing and Coding Guides

Highlights commonly billable HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services with corresponding allowable, billable providers.

Billing and Coding Crosswalk

List of the reimbursable HS-aligned services and corresponding list of providers who can render the services to assist with hiring decisions or to quickly identify “open” codes.

FAQs

Answers to the most common questions about billing and coding for HealthySteps and HealthySteps-aligned services in NY.

Helpful Sources for Billing and Coding

Shares important resources for key billing and coding information within New York.

Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator

The HealthySteps ROI Calculator reports annual savings the HealthySteps program accrues to NYS Medicaid.

General Resources

Full library of resources to support HealthySteps sustainability​

Questions about funding for HealthySteps sites in New York? Contact us.

Recent News & Updates

Governor Hochul Announces $17.7 Million to Expand HealthySteps Program Statewide

“Children experiencing social and emotional development issues are much more likely to have positive outcomes if they receive proper attention early on in life,” Governor Hochul said. “By pairing with trained child development professionals with pediatric teams, we can help New York families to address their child’s physical and behavioral health needs, achieve better outcomes, and reduce the stigma sometimes associated treating mental health issues.”

NPR: How to break the cycle of childhood trauma? Help a baby's parents

It was during times like these that she reached out to her HealthySteps specialist, Allison Lieber, who directs the HealthySteps program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. "I would just call in, I would just talk to her even for 5 minutes, and I just felt better," says [Teresa] Cox-Bates.

New York’s FY24 Budget Makes Significant Investments in Mental Health Care, Including HealthySteps

Notably, the budget will expand mental health services for children and families by providing an additional $12 million for Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) teams and ZERO TO THREE’s evidence-based HealthySteps program. The budget also establishes Medicaid reimbursement for community health workers for high-risk populations and permits licensed mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists in community health centers to bill for services delivered.

The Daily Gazette: Getting to know . . . Schenectady social worker Bernadette McDaniel

Schenectady social worker Bernadette McDaniel packs a lot into each day, helping families from all over the Capital Region secure everything from health care to food. McDaniel runs the HealthySteps program at Ellis Medicine Pediatric Pediatric Center, where she identifies gaps in the developmental, physical and social needs of low-income children and their parents, connecting them with programs that can provide relief and resources.

New York Voices

Hear from professionals in the field how their HealthySteps work is making a difference.

A mother is holding her son while looking down smiling at him as he is slightly smiling.
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