With the 2023 calendar year quickly coming to a close, there are a couple items in the pipeline that Adult Care Facilities are waiting to hear from New York State Department of Health (DOH).
2023 ALP Minimum Wage Survey
During a recent DOH call with Associations, it was noted that the 2023 ALP Minimum Wage Survey will be released at the end of 2023 requesting Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) complete and submit a survey to determine the financial impact of the minimum wage increases. DOH noted this process will be similar to what they rolled out for the 2022 ALP Minimum Wage Survey in prior year.
Dear Administrator Letter (DAL)
In the near future, DOH will be issuing a Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) for the 2022 ACF Annual Financial Report. Adult Care Facility’s (ACFs) whose current operator has been in operation for six months or more during calendar year 2022 as well as ACFs that underwent a change of operator between related ACFs during calendar year 2022, must submit the ACF Annual Financial Report on the Health Commerce System (HCS). If your ACF has 26 beds or more, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification must be completed and accompany the report submission. In order for this CPA certification to be completed for the 2022 ACF Annual Financial Report, a 2022 Audited Financial Statement must also be completed.
Also worth mentioning, as part of the New York State’s 2023-24 enacted budget, a 6.5% across the board Medicaid reimbursement rate increase was just recently paid to Assisted Living Programs on November 1, 2023, in Medicaid Cycle #2408. This increase is effective April 1, 2023 (revised rates can be found here).
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