New York State law requires home care organizations to file annual and/or quarterly signed certifications confirming their compliance with minimum wage requirements specified in Public Health Law §3614-c — Home Care Worker Wage Parity. The requirements for our network providers serving EmblemHealth Medicaid, CHPlus, and/or HARP members in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and/or Westchester counties are as follows:
- Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) Fiscal Intermediaries (FI): Quarterly written certification
- Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs): Quarterly written certification
- Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs): Annual written certification
Note: Entities that have a CHHA or long-term home health care program (LTHHCP) that contracts with LHCSAs or other third parties are required to submit an annual certification to the NYSDOH. In addition, they must obtain quarterly written certification from the contracted entities, attesting compliance with this provision.
Submitting Your Certifications to EmblemHealth
Certifications must be made using the approved NYSDOH certification forms.
Quarterly certifications are due to EmblemHealth on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year. Annual certifications are due to EmblemHealth and the NYSDOH by March 1 of each year.
Fax or email the certification to EmblemHealth's Network Compliance department at 1-212-510-5330 or WageParity@emblemhealth.com.
Consequences of Noncompliance
EmblemHealth must annually certify that its contracted CDPAS FIs, CHHAs, LTHHCPs and LHCSAs follow the Home Care Worker Wage Parity law. An organization’s failure to submit required certifications to EmblemHealth may result in termination of our agreement with your organization.
Required Record Keeping
EmblemHealth and all providers must maintain records of compliance for at least 10 years. These records must be made available to the NYSDOH upon request. If you have any questions about complying with this request, please contact your EmblemHealth provider representative.
For more information about the Home Care Worker Wage Parity provision and its implementation, send an email to email@example.com with "Home Care Worker Wage Parity" in the subject line.