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In Brief: Minimum Wage Increase Will Cost CDPA $9.3M in First Year

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 – […]

FLSA and Consumers’ Obligations

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 […]

CDPAANYS and CDR Letter to Paul Francis Re: Overtime Funding Cuts

Dear Deputy Secretary Francis, On Monday, November 9, the New York State Department of Health Office of Health Insurance Program, Division of Long Term Care, issued a policy stating that all home care service providers will receive a $0.34 per hour adjustment to their rates to offset overtime costs associated with changes to the Fair […]

FLSA Decision: Court Rules In Favor of USDOL

On Friday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the federal Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Federal Labor Standards Act. Home Care Association of America v. Weil, (D.C. Circuit, Aug. 21, 1015). Those revisions remove the companionship exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime […]

On Tuesday, March 24, make 3 calls to protect CDPA!

Consumer Direction saves the State over $50 million per year; but the state is allowing managed care companies to put the program at risk with unsustainable cuts! Fiscal intermediaries are being reimbursed less than they were in 2006.  This means that thousands of personal assistants have been working without a raise since 2006. Tens of […]

Assembly One-House Bill Released

The Assembly one-house bill is out and, overall, it is a great victory for CDPAANYS. Speaker Silver, Assembly Member Gottfried and all of the members of the Assembly realized the critical issues facing consumers, their personal attendants and fiscal intermediaries, and we thank them.  On a quick read, the Assembly included in their one-house bill […]

Legislative Day – Briefing Call Friday, February 21 at 1:00 PM

CDPAANYS will be holding a Legislative Day briefing call tomorrow, Friday, February 21, at 1 PM EST. This call will cover: -Specific issues we are fighting for; -General information about the lobbying process; -Addressing individual questions. Please note that the lines will be muted for the first portion of the call. Questions and individual concerns […]

DOH Releases MLTC Transition Timeline

The Department of Health has announced the MLTC transition roll-out dates for counties across New York State that have not yet transitioned.   At this point, NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Albany, Erie, Onondaga and Monroe are mandatory. All dates are contingent upon Federal readiness review. 2014 MLTC Transition Timeline April 1: Columbia, Putnam, Sullivan, […]

Register Now For Legislative Day!

Online registration for Legislative Day on February 25, 2014 in Albany is live!  Your participation is the backbone of CDPAANYS and NYAIL’s advocacy work. Please click here to go to the registration page and share with your staff, consumers, and personal assistants! Talking points, target issues and more will be made available pending release of […]

DOH clarifies process of becoming an FI

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance is growing…fast.  This fact has not gone unnoticed by many in the field and CDPAANYS receives numerous questions about how agencies can become a Fiscal Intermediary and offer CDPA.  In an effort to provide clarification, CDPAANYS sought specific guidance from the Department of Health.  We were pointed to a 2006 Questions […]