NYSDOH Released Application and Attestation Form for Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Funds: Communication Devices

Nancy Knapp in Clinical & Quality

NYSDOH released DAL # 20-07 on the Health Commerce System (HCS) late on Friday July 17, 2020 for grant awards that must be used to directly address virtual visiting through the purchase of devices and accessories, such as protective screen covers, headphones, or tablet cleaning and disinfectant products. The Department is authorized to approve applications for CMP funding that meet the defined CMS criteria as outlined in the application without prior review by CMS as long as the requests do not exceed $3,000 per facility.

The Department will consider applications based on the applicant’s demonstration of need and availability of existing resources. Facilities requesting to purchase equipment to enhance communication are advised that it is expected that devices will be shared among residents at a ratio of no more than one device per seven residents. Facilities that are interested in applying for this opportunity must complete both the Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Application Template Communicative Technology Request and the New York State Department of Health CMP Reinvestment Addendum attached to this letter. Each facility must submit its own complete application and addendum to be considered for funding.

Applicants will receive notification from the Department on the outcome of their request. Awarded applicants will receive a purchase order to confirm the Department’s intent to reimburse for eligible expenses. Eligible expenses are those described in the CMP Reinvestment Application Template and incurred after July 1, 2020. All claims for reimbursement under this grant will be due no later than August 15, 2020. Completed applications and information must be submitted to covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov no later than 3 p.m. on July 24, 2020. Any applications that were submitted prior to the date of this letter will need to be resubmitted following the instructions provided. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about the above information, please email covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15