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DOH Posts 2021 Capital Preview Rates

Nursing home providers have until Nov. 13th to review their 2021 capital preview rates, which the Department of Health (DOH) posted on the Health Commerce System (HCS) in early October. To access the rates, navigate to the Healthcare Financial Data Gateway section of the HCS and select Collection “NH Rate Sheets 4/2009-Forward” and Package “2021 Capital Preview Rates.” The associated Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) is available here, and the attestation form is here. Both are also posted on the Gateway. Please note that rate sheets for hospital-based homes were not yet available.

As in previous years, all homes must submit a signed attestation either requesting a correction or indicating that no correction is needed. Homes requesting a correction need to submit supporting documentation, including Attestation Attachment 1, indicating the type of correction being requested. A separate Attachment 1 form must be submitted for each correction requested. That form is available for download here.

We urge members to review their calculations closely and promptly submit correction requests by email to nfrates@health.ny.gov with “2021 Capital Preview Attestation” in the subject line. Please note that any home that was authorized to file its 2019 cost report after the Sept. 15th deadline may not have its preview rate sheet posted yet. Information on regulations and policies governing capital reimbursement that may be helpful in the review process is available in a 2017 DOH webinar and accompanying Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document accessible on the HCS here.

Contact: Darius Kirstein, dkirstein@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8841