MMC Guidance

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To:       Medicaid Managed Care Plans

From:  Office of Health Insurance Programs, Division of Health Plan Contracting and Oversight

Re:       ADDITIONAL REVISION - Implementation Date for New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) to Conduct Assessments for Personal Care Services (PCS) and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) on an Expedited Basis

Date:  August 30, 2022

This guidance provides notification regarding the implementation date for the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) to begin conducting assessments for individuals seeking PCS and/or CDPAS on an expedited basis. This action has been further delayed from October 1, 2022, and the new implementation date for NYIA to start conducting for individuals seeking PCS and/or CDPAS on an expedited basis is now December 1, 2022.

All other information contained in the April 28, 2022 guidance, posted here, remains in effect.

Until December 1, 2022, the plan remains responsible for conducting assessments for individuals seeking PCS and/or CDPAS on an expedited basis per processes currently in place.

If you have any questions, please contact independent.assessor@health.ny.gov.