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Quarterly Home Care Worker Wage Parity Forms are Due

Reminder: June 1st is the deadline for Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) and other entities that contract with Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs), Long Term Home Health Care Programs (LTHHCPs), and/or managed care organizations (MCOs) operating in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester to submit the quarterly Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law certification forms.

Entities such as CHHAs, LTHHCPs, and/or MCOs that contract with LHCSAs are required to obtain on a quarterly basis written certification from LHCSAs. The forms are on a prospective basis, and the form due before June 1st is for the time period of June 1st through Aug. 31st. Please note that Attachment A-4 is the designated form. It is recommended to add after your signature the date that you signed the form and the prospective time period of June 1st through Aug. 31st.

LHCSAs are reminded that this form is submitted to the MCOs, CHHAs, and/or LTHHCPs, not to the Department of Health (DOH).

As we previously reported, wage parity now applies to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). The final budget expanded the Wage Parity law to cover personal assistants working under CDPAP. Wage parity will only apply to those personal assistants working in New York City and Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. DOH should be posting forms soon for fiscal intermediaries (FIs) to use for the time period of July 1st through Aug. 31st. LeadingAge NY will keep members posted on the forms and any implementation guidelines.

Contact: Cheryl Udell, cudell@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871