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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.  […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Governor’s wage board ignores State role in low wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Bryan O’Malley, Executive Director info@cdpaanys.org Workers, consumers and representatives of fiscal intermediaries in the State’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPA) are expressing disbelief today as Governor Cuomo cites the great President Franklin D. Roosevelt to call for a raise in the fast food industry, while ignoring the State’s […]

CDPAANYS SFY 2015-16 Budget Analysis

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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 […]

LAST CHANCE to call your Assembly members to #FUNDFREEDOM

We all know that Consumer Directed Personal Assistance relies on people being able to hire and keep workers they trust to not only perform varying levels of services for them; but, to bring into their homes and into their lives. This means that when potential workers can get paid more in less labor intensive jobs […]

2015 LOBBY DAY AGENDA – THE ISSUES PROTECT CONSUMER-DIRECTED THROUGH ADEQUATE FUNDING Consumer directed personal assistance offers independence, empowerment and high-quality services all at a substantial savings to the State over traditional agency-based care. Reimbursement rates that have not been increased in years, and in some instances have been cut, have not meant that the […]