CR Assessment Rate to Remain at 6.8%

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH has notified providers that the CR Assessment rate will remain at 6.8% through March 31, 2015.  DOH is still finalizing efforts to restore the 2% across the board reduction, and further details should be released in the near future. Members should note the upcoming July deadlines (see below) for the April and May reports.

The DOH notification, with revised extended due dates is below:

This is notification that a determination has been made for alternative cost containment methods to the 2% Across the Board Reduction, as it relates to the Health Facility Cash Assessment (HFCAP) rate for nursing homes for April 1, 2014 thru March 31, 2015. The rate will remain at 6.8%, continuing the 6.8% from its original effective date of November 1, 2012. Further details about the alternative cost containment measures taken will be forthcoming in a future notification. As a reminder, the due dates for the April thru July 2014 HFCAP reports for nursing homes were postponed earlier this month as listed below:

Report Month REVISED Extended Due Dates:

April 2014- 07/15/14
May 2014- 07/31/14
June 2014- 08/15/14
July 2014- 09/02/14

The electronic website for report submission at http://www.hcrapools.org/ will reopen Tuesday, July 1st for the submission of the April, May, and June 2014 reports. You will be able to submit your July 2014 report after July 31.
Should you have any questions, please contact a HFCAP representative at (315)671-3800.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36