DAL-Approval and Publication of your Medicaid Hospice Residence Rates

September 4, 2019

Dear Administrator

This is to notify you of the approval and publication of your Medicaid Hospice Residence rates, including the Recruitment, Training and Retention (RTR) add-ons for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. The formula on which these 2019 rates are based was promulgated in accordance with Section 4014 of the Public Health Law (PHL) and Subpart 86- 6(h) of Title 10 of the Commissioner's Administrative Rules and Regulations. These rates represent 94% of the weighted average calendar year Medicaid rate of the nursing facilities located in the WEF region of your hospice residence. These rates also include the value of the ten percent increase effective April 1, 2018, in accordance with Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2018.

The rates are attached to this letter and will be posted on the NYS DOH public website here.

The payment for the January 1, 2019 residence rates will be made in cycle 2195, check release date October 2, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please send an email to hospice-rates@health.ny.govand Russ Smith will respond to your inquiry.


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