Assisted Living Program (ALP) Dear Administrator Letter

March 8, 2021

Dear Administrator:

This letter contains information for your Assisted Living Project (ALP) facility regarding the State´s Minimum Wage reconciliation from January 1, 2017 through January 1, 2019. The Minimum Wage Act (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) sets benchmarks for minimum wage through 2022.

The initial minimum wage component for the 2017-2019 ALP rates were issued with an incorrect regional calculation when a provider specific calculation should have been used. The Department has recalculated the minimum wage component for these years with individual survey data collected through ESAAL.

The updated 2017-2019 ALP Minimum Wage Rates will be active in cycle 2273, check release date March 31, 2021. Please be advised that some of the rate changes may result in recoupments and A/R balance increases.

If you have any questions regarding the Minimum Wage rate changes, or recoupments, please send an email with the subject line Minimum Wage-Reconciliation 2017-2019 to


Laura Rosenthal
Director, Bureau of Residential Health Care Reimbursement Division of Finance and Rate Setting
Office of Health Insurance Programs