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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 […]

Lobby Day – February 8, 2016

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who traveled to Albany to participate in Legislative Day with New York Association on Independent Living. We recognize that many of you were up at 3 AM and traveled from as far away as Buffalo and Long Island to advocate for $15AndFunding ‬and Fair Pay for CDPA. We are now following […]

#15AndFunding – Email Governor Cuomo TODAY to fight for $15/hr for workers in CDPA!

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO!  The #15AndFunding Campaign is building momentum and we need your support! With over 50 organizations in support, including CDPAANYS, we are showing the broad support of human services and Medicaid sector for increasing the minimum wage for all low-wage workers and for this increase to be fully funded for […]

WHY NOT US? CDPA workers deserve a raise too.

For years, CDPAANYS has been making the case that personal assistants need a wage increase. We have argued that the artificially low cost demanded by Medicaid payments prevents consumers from being able to hire and keep a high quality workforce because personal assistants can not afford to live on the low wages the program offers.  […]

CDPAANYS SFY 2015-16 Budget Analysis

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Wal-Mart set to pay more than Medicaid?

An interesting story was published today, titled “Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise.” By February of next year, Wal-Mart will begin base pay at $10/hour. This means that starting wage at Wal-Mart, an employer who has received a great deal of negative press as a company that pays notoriously low wages, will be the same, or […]

CDPAANYS Budget Analysis for SFY 2014-15

As part of our efforts to educate and inform the Legislature, the Executive and the public about issues of importance to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program, the fiscal intermediaries who administer it and the consumers who utilize and run it, CDPAANYS analyzes the budget each year.  The analysis will serve as the basis for […]

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 […]