Advocacy Updates Archive

On July 1, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) will be included in wage parity. Wage parity means that plans now must calculate wages and benefits when calculating reimbursement. This means they will have to pay $15.09 in NYC and $13.22 in Long Island & Westchester. If funded properly, wage parity would mean a raise for thousands […]

The Albany Times Union published an article today on the impact that low wages have on individuals and families’ ability to hire personal assistants through CDPA. Data is sourced from CDPAANYS’ report on wages that is  being released at a press conference this morning. New study shows that personal assistants hired through Medicaid program quit because […]

CDPAANYS and the New York Association on Independent Living are once again joining forces for Lobby Day in Albany, where we will rally and meet with Assembly members and Senators to fight for CDPA. Click here to register online to attend, and make a commitment to the future of the program and the thousands of New Yorkers who use […]

A fresh round of reimbursement cuts from yet another managed care plan is hitting consumers and workers in New York next month, which means thousands more consumers will have to break the news to their personal assistants that their pay is being cut. While these cuts are primarily affecting the downstate region for now, the […]

Wages and reimbursement in CDPA must be stabilized!

Posted September 16, 2016 By Laura

  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO AND SEND THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE! Recently, managed long term care plans have dramatically cut reimbursements to fiscal intermediaries. With so much reimbursement going to wages and other costs related to workers, there is no place for FIs to absorb these cuts except in worker wages. These reductions are resulting […]

The New York Times ran a story by Nina Berstein, Lives Upended by Disputed Cuts in Home-Care for Disabled Patients, detailing the systematic problem of managed care plans reducing hours of service to members with disabilities who use home care and CDPA. Frequently, proper notice and/or legal justification for these reductions in hours is not given. Please […]

For immediate release For more information: Laura Cardwell 518-813-9537 Assembly Names CDPAANYS Executive Director as Recipient of This Year’s Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. Advocacy Award The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (CDPAANYS) would like to congratulate its Executive Director, Bryan O’Malley, for being named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Henry Viscardi, […]

As CDPAANYS continues to fight for the future of CDPA by demanding that Governor Cuomo and the Legislature pass a fully funded minimum wage increase in the budget, we are relying on you to help us carry our message. One way you can do this is to write a letter to the editor in your […]

For immediate Release Contact: Bryan O’Malley, 518-813-9537   Jennifer Burner Barden, 646-676-4486 Unprecedented coalition supports minimum wage, calls for State funding An unprecedented group of health, behavioral health, developmental disability providers, in addition to human services agencies throughout the state, today called on the Legislature to use recently identified additional revenues to help pay for […]

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** For immediate release Contact:       Bryan O’Malley – 518-813-9537 Unprecedented group of health and human service providers to call on State to fund minimum wage increase An unprecedented group of health, behavioral health, and developmental disability providers, in addition to human services agencies throughout the state, will gather to call on the Legislature to […]