Bryan O’Malley Archive

FLSA and Consumers’ Obligations

Posted April 13, 2016 By Bryan_CDP

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 […]

We are looking forward to seeing YOU at Lobby Day

Posted February 9, 2015 By Laura

It is snowing outside. A lot. But that is not stopping us as we prepare for another GREAT Lobby Day. As we work with NYAIL, we are expecting hundreds of people from across the state to come to Albany. You will all be here for one thing – to make CDPA better. We are finalizing […]

Are You HIPAA Compliant?

Posted October 18, 2013 By Laura

One question I have heard repeatedly since I arrived at CDPAANYS is, “Am I a covered entity under HIPAA?”  Like everything else in CDPA, FIs handle confidential patient information, so we are covered.  However, FIs do not provide a medical service and are not a health care provider, so we are not covered. What is […]

Conference Less Than ONE WEEK Away

Posted October 3, 2013 By Laura

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 […]

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Posted September 5, 2013 By Laura

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 […]

As the heat of summer continues, so too does the transition to managed long term care for thousands of people receiving both Medicare and Medicaid.  Long Island and Westchester have almost completed their switch by now.  New York City continues to enroll more and more individuals, with well over half of those who will have […]

Independence Care Systems (ICS), a Medicaid managed long term care company serving residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, has once again demonstrated its commitment to individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions by signing up as a sponsor for this year’s CDPAANYS Annual Conference, titled “Under New Management: Realizing the Potential of CDPA. It […]

What’s in a name?

Posted April 12, 2013 By Laura

Many of you have asked us about a small, subtle, but very important change in a very important acronym lately. Many more of you probably have not asked, but are wondering what is going on.

Since the beginning, most of us have known the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). Every document CDPAANYS has put out has talked about CDPAP and why it is such a wonderful program that helps individuals maximize their independence. In the last few months – well, since November 1 – a shift has occurred. CDPAP is not CDPAP anymore!

How can this happen?

Lobby Day a Huge Success

Posted March 7, 2013 By Laura

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who came up to CDPAANYS Lobby Day on March 4. We met with key members and staff from around the state, and have a few more meetings scheduled in the upcoming days. Yesterday was a critical day for CDPA. We brought the issues important to us to the Legislature […]