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Assembly One-House Bill Released

The Assembly one-house bill is out and, overall, it is a great victory for CDPAANYS. Speaker Silver, Assembly Member Gottfried and all of the members of the Assembly realized the critical issues facing consumers, their personal attendants and fiscal intermediaries, and we thank them.  On a quick read, the Assembly included in their one-house bill […]

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, […]

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 […]

From The New York Times: Long-Term Care Agency to Repay Millions to Medicaid for Enrolling Ineligible Patients

From The New York Times: Long-Term Care Agency to Repay Millions to Medicaid for Enrolling Ineligible Patients VNSNY Choice, part of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, admitted that it had enrolled ineligible members, including some referred by social adult day care centers. Click here to read the NY Times article.

11th Annual Conference A Success – Save The Date For Next Year!

The 11th Annual CDPAANYS Conference on October 9-10, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy was a huge success, entirely thanks to support from our sponsors, exhibitors, breakout presenters and experts, and conference registrants. A selection of photos from the conference have been posted on our Facebook page.  Click here to view the album! […]

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 […]

NYSDOH Releases New Community Based Long Term Care/CDPA Policy Documents

The Department of Health yesterday placed two new policy documents on the MRT website that relate to Community Based Long Term Care and CDPA. Click here for MLTC Policy 13.15: Refining the Definition of Community Based Long Term Care Services refines the definition of who is considered to be in receipt of community based long […]

Independence Care Systems becomes sponsor at 2013 Annual Conference

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 […]