News Updates Archive

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 […]

Don’t miss New York’s premier educational event on Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, the self-directed model that enables consumers to choose freedom through self-direction and independence. Interested in sponsoring the conference or securing exhibitor space? Click here to view our list of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. — REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Early Bird Registration is active July […]

Please join CDPAANYS and Bruce Darling of the Center for Disability Rights for a webinar on July 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST. Click here to register for the webinar. New York has received approval for a new State Plan Amendment adopting Community First Choice (CFC). CFC is different in the fact that it is […]

  MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VENDORS AND SPONSORS Sponsoring CDPAANYS’ Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase what your business offers to a diverse audience from all areas of New York. Our 14th Annual Conference will be held October 27 & 28, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York. If you are […]

CDPAANYS has prepared an info brief on the first year cost of the minimum wage increase. The brief details that the minimum wage increase will result in approximately $9.3 million in costs for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The minimum wage increase during this period will consist of December 31, 2016 – […]

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, […]

  SAVE THE DATE!  The 14th Annual CDPAANYS Conference will be October 27 & 28, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Early Bird Registration will go live July 1. Register early for the best rates. Not a member? Click here to join as a Provider Member and save on registration! This year’s conference […]

FLSA and Consumers’ Obligations

Posted April 13, 2016 By Bryan_CDP

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been in place for a six months, effective today. We still do not know a lot about what its impact on CDPA will be. But, it is worthwhile looking at what we do know and examining the obligations the rule puts not just on fiscal intermediaries, but on […]

**UPDATE** On March 23, 2016, the Department of Health released guidance stating that: Effective April 1, 2016, and in accordance with Chapter 511 of the laws of 2015, changes will go into effect that modify who can work as a CDPAP personal assistant for an eligible participant.  The purpose of these changes is to permit parents of […]