News Alerts

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 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 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 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.

AHHA Regulations Proposed in State Register

Posted on 5/30/2018
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, DOH published proposed regulations related to the Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA) program.

Breaking News: Influenza No Longer Prevalent in NYS

Posted on 5/17/2018
DOH issued a notice from Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker declaring that influenza is no longer prevalent in New York State for the 2017-18 influenza season.

DOH Issues LHCSA Moratorium Guidance

Posted on 5/10/2018
DOH issued further guidance on the LHCSA moratorium, which was included in the enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018-19 State Budget.

LHCSA Budget Provision Information Included in April Medicaid Update

Posted on 5/7/2018
DOH released the April 2018 Medicaid Update. Included in the Medicaid Update is information pertaining to the recently enacted 2018-19 State Budget LHCSA provisions.

DOH Issues Dear Health Plan Letter on SFY 2018-19 State Budget; Addresses LHCSA & FI Provisions

Posted on 4/24/2018
HCP has received a Dear Health Plan letter from the DOH Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) that was released to managed care plans last week.

HCP State Budget Analysis: Home Care Provisions

Posted on 4/3/2018
Late last week, the Executive and the Legislature came to a final Budget agreement for SFY 2018-19. HCP members can access the Association’s analysis of the home care provisions included in the final SFY 2018-19 State Budget.

Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II Applications Due Today

Posted on 3/29/2018
Applications for the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program (SHCFTP) II are due today by 4:00 pm.

Medical Countermeasure Exercise Being Conducted Today

Posted on 3/28/2018
Today, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties, along with the hospitals in these six counties, will be participating in a Medical Countermeasure Exercise based on a vaccine administration scenario.

Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II Deadline Extended to March 29

Posted on 3/27/2018
DOH announces application deadline for the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation (SHCFT) Program II has been extended to Thursday, March 29, 2018.

LHCSA Contracting Limit Included in Senate Budget Proposal

Posted on 3/14/2018
New York State Senate releases One-House Budget Proposal. Includes limit on number of LHCSAs an MLTC plan can contract with, effective October 1, 2018.

Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, Inc. 24-Hour Live-in Case Will be Heard by State’s Highest Court

Posted on 3/8/2018
Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, Inc. 24-hour live-in case to be reviewed by the New York State Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court.

Wage Parity Certification Forms Due Tomorrow, March 1

Posted on 2/28/2018
Wage Parity Certification forms are due tomorrow, March 1, 2018 for LHCSAs and CDPAS fiscal intermediaries (FIs) that serve New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties only.