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DOH Posts 2018 CHHA and Personal Care Cost Report Software

The Department of Health (DOH) has posted the 2018 Medicaid cost report software for non-hospital-based Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) and non-New York City (NYC) personal care providers. The software for both provider types is on the Health Commerce System (HCS) here.

Below each respective Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) in the cost report sections of the HCS are “Submission Guidelines” and “Electronic Certification Access Instructions.”

For non-hospital-based CHHAs, the cost report and certifications are now due by July 29, 2019. For personal care providers, the due date is Aug. 27, 2019. 

The personal care DAL also clarifies that Part 1 of the General Reimbursement information should only include revenue from the Worker Recruitment and Retention add-on, not any monies from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or any other reimbursement.

Both DALs include information on how to certify your cost report electronically. (The CPA and agency signatory must each have an HCS account.) The Department has also been developing a new cost report for the 2019 reporting year. DOH says it will be communicating the new cost report requirements and process to both CHHAs and personal care providers through a series of trainings over the summer. 

Specific questions on the personal care cost reports should be directed to DOH’s Robert Yankowski at 518-473-4606 or at PersonalCare-Rates@health.ny.gov. CHHAs with questions should contact Lindsey Chapman or Jada Eberle in DOH’s Bureau of Residential Health Care Reimbursement at CHHA-Rates@health.ny.gov

Contact: Meg Carr Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871