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DOH to Hold Webinar on Recently Approved Changes to NHTD/TBI Appendix K Waiver Providing Additional ARPA Funding

The Department of Health (DOH) recently provided the following communication by email:

On May 13, 2022 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approved additional changes to the previously approved Appendix K. The approved Appendix K is effective from March 1, 2020 through six months after the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19. These approved changes provide for a modification of the nursing visit rate, a temporary rate increase for structured day programs providing face to face services throughout the pandemic, training stipends for providers and workforce stability stipends for direct care staff.

NYSDOH has identified its intent to use money realized from Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support these initiatives. As a waiver service provider who will benefit from these incentives, your attendance at the meeting is imperative. This webinar will provide basic information about how to begin planning for these incentives so that you will be able to take advantage of all available funding opportunities. This will be the first in a series of meetings, and instructions on how to begin your requests for funding will be discussed.

Appendix K it is available at:


Time will be allotted to address questions. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

This first webinar will be held on June 16, 2022 from 10AM-11:30AM. Please register for the webinar through this link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef29d0180adb717313a23856731f817c7

Members providing waiver services should make every effort to attend the webinar.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871