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LeadingAge NY to Hold Second Webinar on ALP Conflict-Free Case Management

LeadingAge NY will be holding another member webinar on the Assisted Living Program (ALP) Conflict-Free Case Management issue this Thurs., Sept. 22nd, from 12 to 1 p.m. Click here to register. The program will be recorded in the event that you are unable to participate at this time.

This webinar will feature members Fort Hudson and United Helpers, which provide service coordination and health home services. They will help the LeadingAge NY ALP membership understand those services and help us consider how such programs or services might interact with the ALP. We encourage ALP members to participate in order to help us consider how best to move forward to be compliant with federal requirements for conflict-free case management.

LeadingAge NY, along with our national partners at LeadingAge, provided a webinar on Sept. 7th for members to explain the federal rule and what information we have from the State thus far on the issue. Click here for a recording of that webinar. Please note that you will need your member password to access.

Background

As we previously reported, LeadingAge NY met with the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the ALP and the federal conflict of interest rule. DOH is looking for our input on how the State can bring the ALP into compliance with the federal rule, which requires that the entity that is a provider of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) be separate from the entity that provides case management. Our current understanding is that the ALP will continue to provide day-to-day case management, but the third party will provide conflict-free case management regarding the Medicaid recipient’s needs and goals as they relate to their long-term services and supports.

LeadingAge NY is working with our members to consider potential options for compliance and provide DOH with feedback on this critical issue. ALP member engagement is critical on this issue, so we encourage you to participate in the webinar so we can think together about the best direction to go in for ALPs and the people they serve.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828