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Updates in the Home Care Industry

Home Care Alert
August 8, 2018

EVV Delayed
President Donald J. Trump has signed legislation that will delay the electronic visit verification (“EVV”) requirement for Medicaid personalcare services providers until January 1, 2020. The legislation extends the deadline by which NYS will be required to implement EVV for CDPAP Fiscal Intermediaries. We are continuing to monitor developments in this area and will provide more updates as they become available.

PHHPC Approves New Agencies
Home care agencies that were in the process of receiving their license when the NYS budget bill – and the moratorium – was passed have been watching the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) closely since the budget bill to see how new licenses will be approved. On Thursday, August 2, 2018, PHHPC approved two home care applications for LHCSAs associated with Assisted Living Programs, and one change of ownership application under the consolidation exception.

PHHPC Approves the Advanced Home Health Aide Program
Also on August 2, 2018, PHHPC approved the DOH’s proposed regulations to implement the Advanced Home Health Aide (“AHHA”) program. The proposed regulations were discussed in a previous Client Alert that was issued by our Home Care Group. Additional regulations for the AHHA program, proposed by the New York State Education Department are still pending adoption by the NYS Board of Regents, which are expected September 2018.

If you have any questions on these or other matters, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Hodgson Russ Home Care team.