Annual Compliance Certifications Must Be Submitted by December 31st

December 12, 2014

Reminder: The Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) requires that certain Medicaid providers must annually certify that they have adopted and implemented an effective Compliance Program that meets the statutory and regulatory requirements of N.Y. Social Services Law Section 363-d and 18 NYCRR Part 521. The affected providers include: hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, …

DSRIP Updates: DOH Reversal Requires Previously Exempt Providers to Apply for DSRIP Vital Access Provider Exception: Deadline for DSRIP Vital Access Provider Appeals Extended to October 24, 2014

October 21, 2014

In a reversal from prior guidance in the Vital Access Provider (VAP) Exception instructions, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is now advising health homes, 1915i providers and other provider types that are currently on a DSRIP safety net list that has not yet been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

Final Opportunity to Be a DSRIP Provider – Deadline October 17th

October 14, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health (DOH) have provided multiple opportunities for providers participating in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program to qualify as safety net providers. Providers are being given a final opportunity to qualify as DSRIP providers by satisfying an exception under the DSRIP …

Providers and Business Associates Must Have Modified Business Associate Agreements in Place to Comply with HITECH by Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 18, 2014

As a reminder, next  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 is the deadline for providers and business associates to have their business associate agreements modified and executed in order to comply with the new regulations that were promulgated last year under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”). New York clients Click Here …

Albany Trial Court Denies New York State’s Motion to Dismiss Complaint Challenging DOH Executive Compensation Regulations

September 9, 2014

The Albany County Supreme Court recently denied New York State’s (the “State”) motion to dismiss a hybrid CPLR article 78 proceeding and declaratory judgment action challenging Executive Order 38 and the associated Department of Health (“DOH”) regulations. The regulations, adopted by the DOH pursuant to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Executive Order 38, establish significant limitations …