News Alerts

DOH Files Appeal in CDPAP Case

Posted on 11/12/2019
Late in the day on Monday, November 11, HCP was notified that the Department of Health (DOH/the Department) appealed HCP’s successful trial level decision in the Article 78 proceeding challenging DOH’s rate setting in CDPAP.

Judge Rules in Favor of HCP in CDPAP Lawsuit

Posted on 10/11/2019
The following is a statement from President Kathy Febraio regarding HCP’s successful legal challenge to the NYS Department of Health’s (DOH) rate setting for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

DOH Releases Draft List of Qualified Providers for 2018-19 QIVAPP Funds

Posted on 10/3/2019
The New York State Department of Health (DOH/the Department) released its draft list of funding amounts for qualified home care providers for the 2018-2019 Quality Incentive Vital Access Provider Pool (QIVAPP) funds.

UPDATE Article 78 Lawsuit

Posted on 9/18/2019
On Tuesday, September 18, HCP and the other parties challenging DOH’s rate setting in Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) had their arguments on the Article 78 Petition heard in Albany County Supreme Court.

DOH Announces Delay of Implementation for FI Rate Structure until September 1

Posted on 7/2/2019
last evening, DOH announced in its program Policy Guidance that implementation will now begin on September 1, 2019.

New Advisory on Adult Vaccination Against Measles Released

Posted on 6/18/2019
In a Health Advisory dated June 14, the New York State Department of Health (DOH/ the Department) issued new guidance to health care providers related to the State’s ongoing measles outbreak.

State Reaches Budget Deal

Posted on 3/31/2019
arly this morning the Governor’s office issued a press release indicating terms had been finalized on a budget that will include $175 billion in spending.

Court of Appeals Upholds 13 Hour Rule

Posted on 3/26/2019
In a five to two decision, the New York State Court of Appeals upholds the 13 Hour Rule for cases involving 24-hour-live-in care.

Senate and Assembly Release One House Budgets

Posted on 3/13/2019
Yesterday, the New York State Senate and Assembly released information on their respective One House Budgets providing greater insight as to their positions on a range of issues heading into the final weeks of the budget season.

GuildNet and ICS Payment Plans

Posted on 3/12/2019
HCP recently spoke with the Department of Health (DOH/the Department) regarding updates on the shutdown of two Managed Long-term Care (MLTC) plans: GuildNet and ICS.

Wage Parity Certification Forms Due March 1

Posted on 2/28/2019
As a reminder, Wage Parity Certification forms are due Friday, March 1, 2019 for licensed home care services agencies (LHCSAs) and consumer directed personal assistance services fiscal intermediaries (FIs) that serve New York City, Nassau, Suffolk an

DOL Abandons Proposed Call-in Pay Regulations

Posted on 2/28/2019
The New York State Department of Labor (DOL/the Department) has announced that it will not be moving forward with its proposed Employee Scheduling Regulations also referred to as “Call-in Pay” regulations.

Governor Releases FY 2019-20 Executive Budget Proposal

Posted on 1/17/2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo released his State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-20 Executive Budget Proposal (Executive Budget), following his Executive Budget and State of the State address. Spending in the Executive Budget increased to $175.2 billion...

MCO Minimum Wage Compliance Survey

Posted on 1/3/2019
HCP is seeking feedback to help determine which Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) failed to issue supplemental rate adjustments to account for the increase in minimum wage, effective December 31, 2018.