The state departments of health in New York have requirements that home care agencies must follow in order to keep their businesses operating legally. The following few rules must be followed if you want to determine whether your organization complies with the current regulations:
Using home care management software can empower you to run your business smoothly. The GPS-enabled technology helps New York Home Care Agencies stay EVV compliant and verify and keep track of caregiver training, remuneration, and leave policy for easy billing and payroll.
Responsively designed and feature-rich apps to seamlessly run your home care agency on the go.
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Increase agency staff productivity and organize daily activities on-the-go.
CareSmartz360 is a trusted partner for New York home care agencies looking to scale their operations while meeting state laws and regulations, including EVV standards.
New York is a provider choice model state, and its EVV implementation deadline was October 01, 2021.
The state has announced that it will deny claims for services provided without EVV compliance. To avoid your agency being a risk of claim denials, it is vital to have a robust system that integrates EVV into claims generation.
There are multiple payer options in New York. Some of which are:
CareSmartz360 can be used as an EVV solution in New York. Switching from an old home care software to CareSmartz360 is effortless- all thanks to open APIs, making it an ideal migration tool. These make transition hassle-free and onboarding easy. You can easily connect CareSmartz360 with any existing tool like QuickBooks, Paychex, Waystar, etc.
The New York State Department of Healthoversees the licensure and practice of various health professions and occupations, including licensing requirements, fees, standards of conduct, practice guidelines, and training standards.
The Home Care Worker Wage Parity Act was established in New York to help address the demand for fair wage remuneration and requires eligible employers to pay home health workers who perform Medicaid-reimbursed work in New York, the state’s minimum wage for the applicable region and additional benefits. As of December 31, 2020, this is the breakdown of wages and benefits in New York: $15.00/hr + $4.09/hour in wages and/or benefits.
According to New York's laws, every hour worked beyond 40 in a workweek is regarded as overtime work. Overtime hours for residential (live-in) employees begin once they have completed 44 hours of work in a workweek.
The New York Court of Appeals affirmed that as long as home health care aides are allowed eight hours of sleep (with five of those being uninterrupted hours) and three hours of meal breaks, they may be paid for 13 hours of a 24-hour shift in New York.
Up to a maximum of 67 percent of the current Statewide Average Weekly Wage, employees who take Paid Family Leave are paid 67 percent of their typical weekly salary.
You can simplify your business operations by utilizing CareSmartz360’s home care management software. With the use of GPS-enabled technology, New York Home Care Agencies may quickly check and keep track of caregiver training, compensation, and leave policies while being EVV compliant.
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