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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.

Health Commissioner Declares Influenza Prevalent in NYS

Posted on 12/20/2018
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has declared influenza prevalent in the State for the 2018-19 influenza.

Kathy Febraio Appointed President of The New York State Association of Health Care Providers Inc

Posted on 11/29/2018
HCP is pleased to announce that Kathy Febraio has been appointed by the HCP Board of Directors as President of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP) and will begin her role January 1.

Wage Parity Certification Forms Due December 1

Posted on 11/28/2018
As a reminder, Wage Parity Certification forms are due Saturday, December 1, 2018 for Licensed Home Care Services Agencies...

HCP Submits Testimony to Assembly Aging Committee Public Hearing

Posted on 11/14/2018
HCP submitted written testimony on behalf of the home care industry to a Public Hearing held by the New York State Assembly Aging Committee on New Yorkers aging independently and safely within their homes and communities.

2018 New York General Election Results

Posted on 11/7/2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo wins re-election, Democrats sweep statewide offices and take control of the New York State Senate.

Reminder: LHCSAs Must Register with DOH or Face Penalties

Posted on 11/6/2018
All Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) are required to register with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) by November 16.

2017-18 QIVAPP Funds Approved by Department of Health

Posted on 11/6/2018
New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that it has approved funds for the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2017-18 Quality Incentive Vital Access Provider Pool (QIVAPP).

Reminder: CDPAS FI Marketing Materials Must be Submitted to DOH for Approval

Posted on 11/1/2018
As a reminder, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) Program Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) must submit all advertising materials intended to be used on or after November 1, 2018 to the New York State Department of Health (DOH)...

DOH Releases CDPAS FI Marketing Guidance

Posted on 9/26/2018
DOH Releases Guidance on CDPAS FI Marketing Material Submission Requirement. This new requirement was included in the 2018-19 Enacted State Budget and will take effect November 1.

DOH IOC Drill: Training Webinar Materials Now Available

Posted on 9/24/2018
In preparation for the New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness’ upcoming IOC Drill in October, the Department has developed two training webinars.

DOH Issues Emergency Preparedness Guidance for Hurricane Florence

Posted on 9/18/2018
Last week, DOH issued an alert to health and residential care providers regarding Tropical Storm - now Hurricane Florence. LHCSAs, CHHAs, and hospices are to take immediate action to prepare for Hurricane Florence.

HCP Issues MLTC Plan Market Share and LHCSA Contract Availability Projection

Posted on 9/14/2018
HCP has updated its recent, MLTC Plan Market Share and LHCSA Contract Availability Projection. This information may be used by HCP members for business planning and marketing purposes.

2017 LHCSA Statistical Report Instructions Available on the HCP Website

Posted on 8/31/2018
The 2017 Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA) Statistical Report software instructions have been uploaded to HCP's State Policy and Guidelines website.

2017 LHCSA Statistical Report Software Now Available for Download

Posted on 8/30/2018
The 2017 Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA) Statistical Report is now available on the Healthcare Financial Data Gateway on the Health Commerce System (HCS). The Report is due by November 16, 2018.

DOH Releases DAL on LHCSA Regulatory Requirements

Posted on 8/23/2018
This afternoon, DOH released a DAL to LHCSAs, reminding providers of their responsibilities as the Department begins to implement new changes related to LHCSA contract limitations and moratorium as a result of the 2018-19 New York State Budget.

DOH Releases LHCSA Moratorium FAQs

Posted on 8/20/2018
Earlier this afternoon, DOH issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document addressing the LHCSA Moratorium. The LHCSA moratorium took effect April 1, 2018 and is expected to expire March 31, 2020.

DOH Releases Guidance Clarifying LHCSA Contract Restrictions

Posted on 8/20/2018
Moments ago, DOH released its LHCSA Contract Restriction Guidance. The Guidance seeks to provide clarification to LHCSAs on the 2018-19 Enacted State Budget provision that established methodologies for determining the maximum number of LHCSAs...

DOH Releases Additional Minimum Wage Guidance

Posted on 8/10/2018
Moments ago, DOH released Additional Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The new document is a follow-up to recently released minimum wage guidance distributed by DOH to MCOs.

HCP Cautions Members on Questionable Contracting Communications

Posted on 7/25/2018
Over the past several weeks, communications have been sent by organizations located in the downstate region to LHCSAs inviting providers to participate in the "Home Care Exchange” marketplaces.

DOH Issues RFI to Develop LHCSA Public Need Methodology

Posted on 7/19/2018
Earlier today, DOH issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain input for the development of a public need methodology for the licensure of LHCSAs.

Reminder: 2017 Personal Care Provider Cost Reports Due July 30

Posted on 7/10/2018
All personal care services agencies that have personal care Medicaid FFS contracts with a LDSS are required to complete and file a 2017 Personal Care Cost Report to the Department no later than July 30, 2018.

DOH Issues June 2018 Medicaid Update

Posted on 7/3/2018
On July 3 the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued the June 2018 Medicaid Update.

NYSDOH Activates HERDS Survey for Downstate Providers

Posted on 6/1/2018
DOH activated a brief survey to assess services provided for LHCSAs, CHHAS, adult care facilities, and nursing homes located in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley.