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State Issues 24 Hour Live-in Emergency Regulation

Posted on 10/9/2017
Late last night, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) issued an emergency regulation affirming the State’s position that home care workers should be paid for 13 hours of a 24 hour live-in shift.

Deadline Extended: Home Care Minimum Wage Survey

Posted on 9/27/2017
Deadline Extended: Home Care Minimum Wage Survey Earlier today the New York State Department of Health (DOH) extended the deadline for the Home Care Provider Minimum Wage Reconciliation Survey. The new due date is Monday, October 16, 2017.

State Issues 2017 Revised Rates for Personal Care CDPAS Programs

Posted on 9/25/2017
State Issues 2017 Revised Rates for Personal Care/CDPAS Programs This afternoon the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Long Term Care Reimbursement posted revised January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 rate calculation sheets for Perso

DOH Posts Minimum Wage Home Care Provider Survey

Posted on 9/18/2017
DOH Posts Minimum Wage Home Care Provider Survey This afternoon, the New York State Department of Health posted the Minimum Wage Home Care Provider Survey on the NYS Office of Pool Administration (OPA) website. You can now log onto the OPA website

DOH Activates HERDS Home Care Emergency Response Survey for Tropical Storm Jose

Posted on 9/15/2017
The New York State Department of Health has activated the Health Commerce System (HCS) HERDS Home Care Emergency Response Survey in preparation for Tropical Storm Jose. The survey activity is called Home Care TS Jose Emergency Survey. All providers

Second Department Rules that Live-in Aides Must Be Paid for All 24 Hours of a Live-in Shift

Posted on 9/13/2017
This afternoon, the Second Department Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court ruled in the Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care and Moreno v. Future Care Health Services, Inc. that non-residential employees are entitled to be paid for al

State Issues Notification on Home Care Minimum Wage Survey Process

Posted on 8/29/2017
Earlier this afternoon, HCP learned that home care providers are receiving notices from the New York State Office of Pool Administration (OPA) regarding the Home Care Provider Minimum Wage Reconciliation Survey.

DOH Clarifies In-Service Training Requirements for Home Care Agencies

Posted on 5/9/2017
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) Division of Home and Community-Based Services (DHCBS) issued a Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) today clarifying in-service training requirements for licensed home care services agencies (LHCSAs), certifie