News Updates Archive

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 […]

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 […]