OPWDD

Healthcare Worker Bonus – The Series

If you’re like us, you have certain TV shows that you are totally invested in and can’t wait until the next episode comes out.  Unless you are a masochist, that is probably not the case with respect to the weekly regulation updates coming out from DOH on the...

Healthcare Worker Bonus Clarification

On Friday, August 19, 2022, NYS did a townhall regarding the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB).  A recording of the webinar can be found here and a copy of the presentation from the NYS DOH can be found here.  There were several technical issues with the webinar which...

Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

*Information as of August 17, 2022* Ken Cerini, Managing Partner and Edward McWilliams, Tax Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP gave a background of the Healthcare Worker Bonus and answered participant questions. General Program Background:- Healthcare Worker...

Taxation of New York State Healthcare Worker Bonuses

Included as part of the 2022/23 budget for New York State was a provision allowing for Healthcare Worker Bonuses of up to $3,000 per employee (see details here). The regulations and program portal were released on August 3, 2022. One of the crucial questions regarding...

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus – Cerini Short

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Edward McWilliams, CPA, Partner talks about the Taxation of the NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus. Included as part of the 2022/23 budget for New York State was a provision allowing for Healthcare...

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers – Cerini Short

Bonus for NYS Healthcare Workers Cerini Short We have been hearing for months about New York State making certain bonuses available to direct healthcare workers of up to $3,000 each. Governor Hochul allocated $1.2 billion from the State's 2022/23 budget for the...

Important Update: EI Agencies Audit

In 2018 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYC Department of Investigation arrested eight service providers for Health Care fraud, as well as other felonies related to Fraud.  Unfortunately, last month another case came to light involving nine therapists that...

NY ABLE Accounts

When you have a child, you make many plans. One of the most important plans is for their future finances.  This applies for any child, but when parents have a child with special needs often there is more concern.  For parents that have a child who developed a...

Potential Additional Funding Available for Daycare and Medical Providers

Most people are aware of the PPP loan program and the economic benefit provided through the forgiveness feature. What you may not know is that there are other economic stimulus components of the CARES Act that you could benefit from … but the timelines are short.

OPWDD: Day Service Retainer Program

Effective April 16, 2020 OPWDD has implemented a new retainer program for providers of Day Habilitation, Prevocational Services, and Community Habilitation. This new program replaces the retainer payments available through April 15, 2020 for Day Habilitation and...
OPWDD: Day Service Retainer Program

OPWDD: Day Service Retainer Program

Effective April 16, 2020 OPWDD has implemented a new retainer program for providers of Day Habilitation, Prevocational Services, and Community Habilitation. This new program replaces the retainer payments available through April 15, 2020 for Day Habilitation and...

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OPWDD COVID-19 Update As of March 25, 2020

OPWDD COVID-19 Update As of March 25, 2020

OPWDD providers are considered essential and should continue providing services to the best of their ability while practicing alternative treatments and procedures to protect the health and safety of the individuals they support, their families, and their staff. In...

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Managed Care is Coming

Managed Care is Coming

Managed care is coming. What it will exactly look like, or how it will impact the nonprofit sector isn’t clear yet. Managed care will most likely result in significant consolidation among OPWDD, OASAS, and OMH providers. The problem is unlike other areas of...

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2019 COLA Information

2019 COLA Information

OPWDD has released its 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for monthly SSI amounts that individuals with disabilities may be eligible to receive. Please view the PDFs below illustrating the adjustments that will go into effect as of January 1, 2019. They will be...

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Rate Rebasing Reminder

Rate Rebasing Reminder

Below is the October 3, 2018 memo released by the Office for People with Developmentally Disabilities regarding the next re-basing date. The CFRs filed for the calendar year ended December 31, 2017 and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 will be utilized to establish...

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New York State Budget Update for Nonprofits

New York State Budget Update for Nonprofits

On January 16, 2018, Governor Cuomo presented his 2018/19 Budget Address and discussed the proposed fiscal 2019 budget and its impact on New York State. While his address touched upon various agencies and industries, we’ve outlined below some of his major proposals...

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OPWDD Rate Updates

OPWDD Rate Updates

July 1, 2017 Rate Updates The Department of Health (DOH) has finalized the July 1, 2017 reimbursement rates that will allow for a more accurate and balanced reimbursement rate. These final rates were loaded on January 11, 2018. The following describes the changes that...

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