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2020 LHCSA and ALP LHCSA Statistical Report Deadline Extended to Jan. 31, 2022

The Department of Health (DOH) recently announced that in response to a request for additional time to complete the Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA) Statistical Report, LHCSA registration for 2022 may be accomplished by using the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) LHCSA Registration Short Form. However, registration will not be deemed fully effective until the LHCSA Statistical Report is submitted by the deadline of close of business on Jan. 31, 2022.

The Public Health Law requires LHCSAs to be registered on an annual basis by the deadline established by the Commissioner. LHCSAs that are not registered may not provide services or receive reimbursement for services. LHCSA registration for 2022 can be accomplished through submission of the LHCSA Statistical Report for 2019, which was made available to providers on Nov. 29, 2021.

Members utilizing the LHCSA Statistical Report extension should be sure to complete and submit the Short Form.

Directions for using the LHCSA Registration Short Form:

Log on to the Health Commerce System (HCS).

Open HERDS in "My Applications."

  If you do not have HERDS listed under "My Applications":

      Click on the "My Content" tab on the HCS menu bar.

      Click on "All Applications."

      Click on H.

      Locate HERDS (Health Electronic Response Data System).

      Click on the green ball with the plus sign (+) on the right-hand side.

      Navigate back to the HCS Home Page.

      HERDS should now be listed in "My Applications."

      Open HERDS.

  Click on Data Entry.

  Select LHCSA Registration Short Form as the Activity.

  Enter your data.

  SAVE and SUBMIT your data.

  Make sure that you select 2022 as the Report Year.

Questions regarding submission should be addressed to hcstatrpts@health.ny.govFor more information about the LHCSA and Assisted Living Program (ALP) LHCSA Statistical Reports and annual registration, click hereFor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about these reports, click here.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342