We have been informed that CMS has approved New York’s plan for distribution of the Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage monies (“FMAP”) to the State’s licensed home care services agencies. DOH will now make payments to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) and Medicaid Advantage Plans (MAPs) in their March 31 payment (cycle 2325). Plans will then have 30 days to distribute the funds to LHCSAs that had previously been notified by the DOH of their eligibility for these funds.
DOH will notify eligible LHCSAs of their award amounts. In addition, compliance attestations will be provided to every agency. Plans will be notified of agencies in their network that have been approved for FMAP funds, and what activities were funded for each LHCSA.
As we had previously reported, agencies receiving FMAP funds will have until March 31, 2023, to spend the funds on initiatives and programs they had committed to funding. In total, approximately $354 million is being made available under this FMAP distribution to eligible agencies. Additional programs are in development that could benefit other providers in New York.