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Enhanced QIVAPP to Be Distributed to LHCSAs

Downstate Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) that participate in the Quality Incentive Vital Access Provider Pool (QIVAPP) should note that enhanced funding from the State budget will soon be distributed to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans for redistribution to LHCSAs. The Department of Health (DOH) issued MLTC Policy 22.02 on June 24thThe enhanced QIVAPP funding will be allocated based on State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020-21 utilization for those providers that qualified and received QIVAPP funds in SFY 2021-22.

The Department will reconcile the enhanced QIVAPP payments among plans/providers against SFY 2021-22 utilization later in this SFY in conjunction with the annual distribution of the historical QIVAPP base program funding ($35 million State share/$70 million gross). MLTC plans will be facilitating attestations of participating LHCSAs using a new attestation form that must be signed by those LHCSAs serving patients in New York City (NYC) that qualify for QIVAPP. The form must be returned by the LHCSA to each MLTC plan with whom it contracts before LHCSAs can receive the monies from the MLTC plans.

QIVAPP is for qualified LHCSAs that provide services in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island. More about the program is available here.

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