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July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

July 21st COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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July 21, 2020

DOH Issues Guidance on Resident Transfers

DOH requires notification prior to certain nursing home transfers.

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July 21, 2020

Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Funds Available to Nursing Homes

Grant awards would aid in purchasing devices for resident communication.

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July 21, 2020

HHS Distribution of Tests Raises CLIA-Waived Testing Questions

The federal government announced last week that it would be distributing rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments and tests to nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspots. Nursing homes in New York State are not likely to be prioritized for distribution but may nevertheless wish to add the point-of-care tests to their New York State Limited Service Laboratory Registration.

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July 21, 2020

New CDC Return-to-Work Guidance Differs from DOH Guidance

Providers are required to comply with DOH guidance, which differs from the CDC's recommendations. However, the CDC's recommendations may be informative, especially where they are more stringent than State requirements or cover areas not addressed by the State.

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July 21, 2020

Roster Verification Deadline Extended

Nursing homes now have until July 24th to complete the matching process and until July 31st to submit the accompanying certifications.

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July 21, 2020

Nursing Home Resident Shift to FFS Scheduled for Aug. 1st

Residents enrolled in partially capitated MLTC plans who have been in a long-term stay status for three calendar months or longer will automatically revert to FFS Medicaid.

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July 21, 2020

CMS Extends Deadlines for HCBS Settings Rule

Compliance deadline extended by one year to March 17, 2023.

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July 21, 2020

2020-21 Budget Implementation Measures On Deck Regarding Home Care

Department moving ahead on changes to HCBS lookback, independent assessment for personal care and CDPAS, wage parity, and more.

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July 21, 2020

Next Home Care Cost Report Outreach Session Set for July 29th

Providers are encouraged to start working on the report now.

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