Situation Report | August 30, 2021
Last Monday, August 23, the state Department of Health (DOH) posted the 2019 Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA)/Long Term Home Health Care Program (LTHHCP) Statistical Report and 2019 Hospice Cost and Utilization Report on the Health Commerce System (HCS).
Access DOH’s Dear Administrator here.
The reports must be submitted by October 8, 2021.
All CHHAs, LTHHCPs and hospices are required to complete and submit the 2019 reports.
Failure to submit all required information will subject the agency to enforcement action, resulting in the agency being liable for civil penalties for violations under Article 36 (CHHAs and LTHHCPs) or Article 40 (hospices) of the Public Health Law and New York State Medical Facilities Code.
DOH encourages agencies to enter and submit data as early as possible. Agencies that wait until the last week to enter data may encounter extended system delays and wait times for support due to limited system and personnel resources.
Please note that these reports are different from the Home Care Cost Report, which must be completed by CHHAs, Licensed Home Care Services Agencies and Fiscal Intermediaries. The Home Care Cost Report was posted on August 16 and is due November 15, 2021.
Questions and requests for assistance should be submitted to HCStatRpts@health.ny.gov.