CDPAP RFO Debriefing Webinar to be Held this Week

HCP has learned that the NYS Department of Health (DOH/the Department) is hosting a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) Request for Offer (RFO) debriefing webinar for all interested applicants that have requested a debriefing. The webinar will include a summary of the Department’s RFO evaluation process, an overview of the evaluation tool, and how to seek additional information.  Prior to the webinar, each organization will receive a copy of the Department’s evaluation tool and the organization’s associated scoring of each evaluation tool criteria.  

In addition, the webinar will provide instructions regarding how to schedule a follow up meeting with a Department representative to review specific questions. Such meetings will be conducted in 15-minute time slots in the days following the webinar.
For purposes of filing a bid protest with the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), the deadline for doing so will be five business days after the webinar session for which a vendor is registered, and, if requested, the 15-minute additional meeting, whichever is later. 

The webinar will be held on both Thursday, March 4th at 2:00 pm and Friday, March 5 at 11:00 am.  Each session will contain the same information, and organizations should only register for one session.  You must pre-register for the WebEx by following one of the links below:

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb4ffd7f61e7eb71d233b9398cf1522f4  (Thursday Session) 

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2b439266cfa75f3b6ad63543b7c5a749  (Friday Session)

NYC DOHMH Announces Mobile Health Vaccination Partnership 

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) has partnered with Mobile Health, an occupational health provider for many home care agencies in New York City, to provide COVID-19 vaccines for home health and home care workers in NYC starting on March 4, 2021. Vaccination is at no charge to the worker or the home care agency.

Mobile Health’s vaccine clinic is in Midwood, Brooklyn at:

1797 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230

Home care agencies that already have a relationship with Mobile Health, can register their workforce for vaccine appointments through their employer portal starting now. If you are a home care agency that has not previously worked with Mobile Health and you need assistance creating an account with them, please see the Mobile Health FAQ. For further information beyond the FAQ contact Mobile Health at accountmanagers@mobilehealth.net.

Register Now for Part 2 of the Home Care Forum, Wednesday March 3

Register for Part 2 of the Home Care Forum and receive the recording of part 1! 

HCP’s educational foundation, the Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC), held the first part of its annual Home Care Forum virtually this year on Wednesday, February 24. The event featured vital information for home care providers presented by HCP’s Public Policy Team and international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The event was made possible by our generous sponsor and associate member, AlayaCare. 

The first day of the Home Care Forum covered a wide range of current events the industry faces. These topics included updates on the status of the State Budget from HCP’s Public Policy team with a discussion of pressing legislative and regulatory issues, including HCP’s advocacy efforts on the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) Request for Offers (RFO), Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSA) RFO and a review of current COVID-19 vaccine logistics and developments. During a brief break between the substantive sessions of the Forum, our generous Forum sponsor, AlayCare, demonstrated its cloud-based home care software.

Registration is still available for Day Two of the Home Care Forum, taking place on Wednesday, March 3, live via ZOOM.  Those that register now will receive a recording of Day One’s valuable presentations. To learn more about this year’s virtual Home Care Forum, and to register, visit www.nyshcp.org/chchomecareforum. For any questions, please email HCP Senior Associate for Marketing & Education Cora Smith.

Home Care Forum 2021 Day Two Schedule: 

Wednesday, March 3

Is Your LHCSA Optimizing Its Opportunities Across the Home Care Spectrum?

10:00 am - 11:00 am – The second day of the Home Care Forum begins with the session Is your LHCSA optimizing its opportunities across the home care spectrum? presented by Michael J. Weiner, Esq., an HCP associate member and partner at Glaser & Weiner, P.C. As the home care landscape continues to evolve with policy and statutory changes and intense market pressure, licensed home care services agencies (LHCSAs) should consider ways to diversify the services they provide and programs in which they participate (such as TBI, NHTD and EISEP). This session will provide an overview of these programs and services, the responsible regulatory agencies, the provider enrollment process and the reimbursement mechanisms.

Michael Weiner has worked for over 25 years to become a trusted advisor to clients and an advocate for their business goals. Bringing a results-oriented approach to the business and legal issues confronting clients. Michael represents businesses in a variety of industries and in all stages of development including health care providers, such as licensed home care services agencies, CDPAP fiscal intermediaries and assisted living facilities in a variety of matters including purchases and sales of businesses, regulatory, compliance, general corporate, finance, labor, wage and hour, HIPAA, and contract negotiation.

Growing Your Home Care Business with Stronger Referral Relationships

11:15 am - 12:15 pm – The Home Care Forum concludes with the session Growing Your Home Care Business with Stronger Referral Relationships presented by Robert V. Simione, CPA, Principal, Director of Financial Consulting, & Christina Andrews, Senior Manager, Growth Solutions Consulting, of Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC.

In this final Forum session these industry experts share best practices to help elevate your agency’s market presence and ability to engage potential referral partners. Join us to learn how high-performing home care agencies attract and retain customers to drive sustainable growth across referral categories including hospitals, physicians, ALFs, SNFs, and providers. In a marketplace filled with competition, be the agency that stands out among the rest by uncovering opportunities to build growth now and for the future through targeted strategic alliances.

Christina Andrews is a seasoned strategic leader in home-based care with nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, business development, operations and team management. She focuses on supporting clients in home health, hospice and private duty with consulting and training in the areas of sales and marketing, operations and market analytics.

Robert V. Simione, a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, has worked closely with a wide variety of organizations to develop financial, operational, marketing and information technology benchmarks that are critical to daily business operations and long-term financial planning. Prior to his years with Simione, he worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he received the Chairman’s Award for excellence in teamwork. There, he served as a senior tax associate, gaining experience in financial accounting and reporting standards for corporate and partnership taxes, auditing, equity compensation, and tax attribute allowances.

Register now.