News Alerts

CDPAP RFO Submission Reminder

Posted on 2/27/2020
CDPAP RFO Reminder and DOH Guidelines for Submission

DOH to Rollout Cost Report and MRT II to hold additional forum

Posted on 2/26/2020
New Cost Report MRT II Forum

MRT II First Meeting Recap

Posted on 2/12/2020
MRT II First Meeting Recap

MRT II Holds First Meeting

Posted on 2/11/2020
Medicaid Redesign Team Holds its First Meeting Today As we reported last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced members of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) II. Late last night, the details of the inaugural meeting of the MRT II were shared publicly v

Reminder Mandatory LHCSA CHHA FI Surveys Due February 5

Posted on 2/4/2020
All Certified Home Health Agencies, Licensed Home Care Services Agencies, and FIs will be required to complete a mandatory survey to help the Department determine who should receive targeted outreach related to the new Home Care Cost Report.

Governor Cuomo Announces Members of Medicaid Redesign Team II

Posted on 2/4/2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced members of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) II.

2020 Coronavirus

Posted on 2/3/2020
Novel Coronavirus Webinar Invitation and Additional Resources

2020-2021 State Budget

Posted on 1/31/2020
HCP Testifies at 2020-2021 Joint Budget Hearing on Health


Posted on 1/28/2020
HCP News Alert Emergency Preparedness Drill DOH WEBINAR

News Alert CDPAP RFO and Cost Report Survey

Posted on 1/27/2020
News Alert CDPAP RFO Cost Report Survey Deadline Extended

2020 State of the State Highlights

Posted on 1/9/2020
Governor Cuomo Delivers 2020 State of the State Address

DOH Cyber Security Warning

Posted on 1/6/2020
DOH warns providers to stay vigilant against cyber attacks.

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...