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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 […]

Unprecedented Coalition Supports Minimum Wage, Calls for State Funding

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 […]

2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda

CDPAANYS 2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is a rapidly growing and integral part of the community based long term supports and services system, different from traditional community-based long term services in that it gives primary control of the everyday operation of the service to the consumer instead of an agency.  […]

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 […]

CDPAANYS SFY 2015-16 Budget Analysis

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Conference Less Than ONE WEEK Away

This time next week, you’ll either be returning to your office from two great days at CDPAANYS 11th Annual Conference, or you will be hearing about it and saying to yourself, “I should have gone.” The Conference, titled “Under New Management: Realizing the Potential of Managed Care”, will focus on a number of the changes […]

FLSA Final Rules Released

FLSA Final Rules Released As you have likely seen by now, the final rules on the companionship exemption were issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday.  CDPAANYS has examined the proposed rules on a preliminary basis.  Our initial sentiment is that, while the rules are not as bad as they could have possibly been, […]

Fair Labor Standards Act – Companionship Rules Update As the days go by, uncertainty continues around the proposed regulations amending the Fair Labor Standards Act companionship regulations.  As you have seen, CDPAANYS has issued two different Advocacy Alerts in the past week, as the work of CDPAANYS Advocacy Chair Bruce Darling – who has spent […]

GUEST BLOG: T.K. Small, CDPAANYS Goes to Washington

CDPAANYS goes to Washington by T.K. Small As the newly appointed Director of Policy & Outreach for Concepts of Independent Choices, the expression “hitting the ground running” comes to mind.  Being barely on the job for one month, Tony Caputo, the President of CDPAANYS asked me to represent Concepts in a meeting in Washington with […]