Issue: NYSCAL Notes 05-20-2020

Published on May 20, 2020

Articles in this issue:

DOH: Relaunches Home Care Cost Report

Author: Linda O'Connell

DOH has issued a Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) which outlines the relaunch of the cost report submission and audit process for home care providers.  The submission period will take place from June through October 2020, and is required to be submitted by CHHAs, LHCSAs and FIs.  NOTE: ALP only agencies, Private Pay only agencies, and hospital based CHHAs are not required to complete the Home Care Cost Report.


Please refer to the DAL for submission times, launch and outreach WebEx sessions, and DOH contact information which is attached.   





Carl Pucci

Chief Financial Officer

NYSHFA/NYSCAL Weekly Town Hall Call – May 21st

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

The next Town Hall Call will be on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 from 11:00 am - 11:30 am. The meeting agenda listing topics will be posted early in the week. The Town Hall Calls provide information on key topics and give you an opportunity to get questions answered and/or clarified. For future topics most important to your needs, please send us the top 2-3 topics and/or concerns you want information on at this time. Please send your ideas to Jackie Pappalardi (

DOH: Healthcare Provider COVID-19 Weekly Call

Author: Linda O'Connell

Please join the NYS Department of Health Thursday May 21st at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers.

To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH COVID website for providers:


For audio only, please dial in: 844-512-2950


NYSCAL Contact:


Executive Director, NYS Center for Assisted Living

Facility Evacuation Planning Application (FEPA) Reminder for NYC Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

The deadline to complete your FEPA is May 31, 2020. Attached you will find the Notification, information on a recorded FEPA Training Session and the NYC FEPA User Guide. We encourage you to complete your FEPA by the May 31st due date.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20


Education from the Convenience of Your Office! Upcoming NYSHFA/NYSCAL Distance Learning

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL for one or more of our upcoming Distance Learning Programs. Earn CEUs from the convenience of your office! We will host the following programs each approved for CEUs!

Untapped Innovation: Using Telehealth to Improve Resident Care & Gain the Edge over the Competition Part I
Webinar (1.5 CEUS)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00am

Treatment Options for Delusions and Hallucinations Associated with Parkinson’s Disease
Webinar (2.0 CEUS)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00am

Untapped Innovation: Using Telehealth to Improve Resident Care & Gain the Edge over the Competition Part II
Webinar (1.5 CEUS)
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:00am

Professional Liability: The Trials & Tribulations in Preparing for Covid Claims
Webinar (1.5 CEUS)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:00am 

Click here for additional program details and registration options.