Call to Action: Send Your comments to DOH: Governor Cuomo’s Eligibility Cuts Will Send New Yorkers to Nursing Homes!

Via our partners at CDPAANYS:

Time Sensitive!  Submission deadline September 14, 2020
Public comment is now open on Governor Cuomo’s sweeping Medicaid eligibility changes, which appeared in the New York State Register on July 15, 2020.

The Department of Health (DOH) has published its draft regulations for the changes to personal care and consumer directed personal assistance (CDPA). The new regulations, which seek to implement parts of the budget, stem from the proposals of Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT II). You can read the State Register entry here, beginning on numbered page 16. The Rule # is HLT-28-20-00019-P.

While there are some positives in these regulations, such as the shift in assessments from every six months to annually, these changes were designed to make it harder to access long-term supports and services (LTSS) and creates new levels of bureaucracy in seemingly arbitrary ways intended to limit or discourage people from seeking help to begin with. 

Comments on the regulations are open for 60 days from when they were published, or Monday, September 14 at close of business.

Click here to send your comments to DOH.




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