DOH to Initiate 1/1/20 Rate Package

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH has indicated it will be initiating the January 1, 2020 Rate Package, which will begin with submission of the MDS collection period based on the 7/31/19 census picture date. DOH is drafting a DAL which will outline the submission timetables, as well as guidance for a “streamlined” collection process. The plan, as discussed, would be as follows: the Department would pull in expected in-house resident MDS data upfront on the HCS, and then give providers the opportunity to accept or to correct accordingly. DOH will be offering a webinar with further guidance related to this “streamlined” approach. Given these changes, along with the additional COVID-related workflow issues, the Associations have requested a longer submission period to be allowed for this collection. In addition, the Association’s requested weekly calls with DOH MDS analysts to monitor progress.

DOH has not yet announced specific dates for either the DAL release or the planned webinar. NYSHFA will keep members informed as the MDS collection period is rolled out.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36