DOH to Post 2020 LHCSA Statistical Report and ALP LHCSA Statistical Report Dec. 1st
The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Nov. 30th that the 2020 Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA) Statistical Report and the 2020 Assisted Living Program (ALP) LHCSA Statistical Report will be made available for downloading tomorrow, Dec. 1st. Reports must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2021.
The Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) states that all ALP LHCSAs must submit the 2020 ALP LHCSA Statistical Report. An ALP LHCSA serving patients in the community must also fill out and submit all sections of the 2020 LHCSA Statistical Report to report data for these community patients. However, an ALP LHCSA that does not serve patients in the community must only complete and submit the 2020 ALP LHCSA Statistical Report. For those ALP LHCSAs submitting both reports, the submission date of the first successfully submitted report will be considered the submission date for the agency for registration purposes.
The 2020 LHCSA Statistical Report and the 2020 ALP LHCSA Statistical Report will use the DOH-developed Universal Data Collection System (UDCS) platform.
- Please review and follow the directions for the 2020 Statistical Reports.
- Only those assigned the Health Commerce System (HCS) Administrator Role will be allowed to submit the report. It is imperative that your agency’s HCS Administrator Role assignments be accurate and up to date. The LHCSA Administrators from past submissions of the Statistical Report are currently loaded on the Healthcare Financial Data Gateway. New Administrators will be added manually. If you are unable to access the report on the Healthcare Financial Data Gateway, please send an email to HCStatRpts@health.ny.gov to ensure that permissions to access the UDCS platform are in place.
- The UDCS application and the LHCSA Statistical Report forms must be downloaded from the HCS and installed on a user’s computer. There have been changes to the software; therefore, users will need to download the revised software. Users designated by the agency can then enter the required data.
Providers are urged to continually monitor the HCS. Information will be provided through the HCS, including directions for downloading and installing the UDCS application and the LHCSA Statistical Report forms, suggestions for using the application in different technical environments and organizational structures, entering data into the forms, and submitting the completed report. Please read these documents carefully. Documents available at this time include Attachment 1, Attachment 2 and Attachment 3. The 2020 LHCSA Statistical Report is extensive, and the successful registration of your LHCSA depends upon your submission of an acceptable LHCSA Statistical Report.
Please send any questions, comments, or concerns to HCStatRpts@health.ny.gov.
Contact: Meg Everett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-929-9342