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Register for Sept. 7th ALP Webinar on Conflict of Interest Issue

As we previously reported, LeadingAge NY recently met with the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the Assisted Living Program (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. The ALP’s current construct does not separate those functions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is putting pressure on DOH to come up with a solution, and the Department is engaging LeadingAge NY and other associations to consider options. LeadingAge NY will work with our ALP members to analyze the situation, consider options, and provide DOH with feedback on this critical issue. Click here for more background on the issue.

LeadingAge NY, together with our colleagues at LeadingAge National, will conduct a webinar with ALP members to provide more information on the federal rule and consider potential options on Wed., Sept. 7th from 2 to 3 p.m. Click here to register.

ALP member engagement is critical on this issue. We need your thinking to help inform our discussions with the Department and identify a solution that is least disruptive to ALPs and the people they serve.

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