New York State officials have officially submitted an 1135 waiver request to the federal government that, if granted, would allow for waivers or modification of certain federal health laws in response to the COVI9-19 outbreak, including many waivers sought by HCA for home care and hospice. (more…)
On March 20, 2020, the Home Care Association of New York State held a call with over 250 providers and organizations on COVID-19 updates. The call summarized recent state and…
Discussions have escalated in the last 24 hours on long-sought state COVID-19 guidance and assistance for home care and hospice. Throughout the weekend, HCA has again discussed with state officials a list of pressing requests for regulatory relief waivers, priority access to supplies, procedural guidance, and financial support to help providers amid the pandemic.
The Home Care Association of New York State awaits an official state guidance on COVID-19 for home and community-based service providers The federal government has issued specific infection-control guidance for home care and hospice, components of which would also be a factor in any forthcoming state guidance, in addition to questions or concerns raised by HCA and others from the field.