Today, the Department of Health announced that it would be postponing the wage parity certification deadlines once again. As relevant to home care providers covered by the Wage Parity Law, LHCSAs and FIs are now required to submit completed LS300 forms by December 1, 2022. The LS300 form will be revised by the DOH before December 1, thus providers should not rush to sign the current LS300 version.
The LS301 requirement for an independently audited financial statement for calendar year 2021 has been further delayed. Statements for calendar years 2021 and 2022 are now due on October 1, 2023.
CHHAs and MLTCs are required to receive and review network providers’ LS300 forms by December 1, 2022. The compliance date for CHHAs’ and MLTCs’ receipt and review of independently audited financial statements for the LS300 forms for calendar years 2021 and 2022 is October 1, 2023.
The Department’s announcement also makes clear that, going forward, the deadline for compliance and certification under the LS300 and LS301 requirements will be October 1 of each year.
Lastly, any LS300, LS301 or audited financial statements already submitted by LHCSAs or FIs prior to the Department’s guidance may be reviewed and considered completed for the 2022 year. LHCSAs and FIs who have completed these requirements do not have to revise or resubmit to their contracted CHHAs, LTHHCPs or MCOs once revised forms or procedures are posted by the Department.
If you have any questions about this development, please let us know.