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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 […]

Education Key To Successful Managed Care Transition

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 […]

Prompt Pay Insurance Law in Plain English

Click here to download the CDPAANYS’ Summary of Prompt Pay Insurance Law, §3224-a. CDPAANYS’ Summary of Prompt Pay Insurance Law, §3224-a. Prompt Payment of Submitted Claims Requirements: Plans must pay clean claims within 30 days for online and electronic submissions, and 45 days for paper, fax or other submissions. When a plan determines a claim […]

New York State Suspends Enrollment in Managed Long Term Care Plan Amid Fraud Concerns

On Thursday April 25, the Department of Health announced that due to its preliminary investigations in the scandal involving Managed Long Term Care plans using social adult day centers as enrollment centers and providing illegal incentives for people to join, they were suspending VNS Choice’s ability to accept new members temporarily. VNS Choice is one […]

What’s in a name?

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?

Denise DiNoto of CDC on Due Process Issues on News Channel 13 WNYT March 27, 2013

Denise DiNoto of Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. spoke with local Capital Region reporter Benita Zahn on the ongoing issue of due process rights for Medicaid recipients in managed care tonight, March 27.  News Channel 13 (WNYT) ran a short version at 5:00 PM and the full story was aired at 6:00 PM. Click here for […]

WNYIL Featured on Evening News on Channel 7 WKBW

Western New York Independent Living, Inc. made the evening news on Monday, March 19.  Consumer advocates Steven Truesdale and Todd Vaarwerk spoke on the basic principles of CDPA, the importance of preserving aid continuing, and how CDPA and community-based home care costs taxpayers a lot less than hospital or institutional care. Click here to watch […]