Home Care - Information for Health Care Providers

Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs) offer home care services to people who pay out of pocket (with their own funds) or have private insurance coverage.

If you wish apply to become a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA), please review Guidance Documents for LHCSA Applicants and visit:

Home Health Aide Training Programs (HHATP) and Personal Care Aide Training Programs (PCATP provide instruction and evaluation of prospective Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides.

If you wish to operate a Home Health Aide Training Program, please visit:

If you wish to operate a Personal Care Aide Training Program, please visit:

Home Health Aide Training Program curriculum information can be found here:

The Health Commerce System is a secure system for collecting and distributing health related data between NYSDOH, health facilities/providers and public health response partners. To access the Health Commerce System, please visit:

The Home Care Registry provides limited information about individual Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides that have successfully completed state approved training program. To access the Home Care Registry, please visit:

For information on discharge planning and patient transition, please visit:

The Uniform Assessment System is a comprehensive assessment system within eight Medicaid home and community-based long-term care services and programs. For information on the Uniform Assessment System, please visit:

For information about Medicare and Medicaid, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website:

Managed long-term care (MLTC) is a system that streamlines the delivery of long-term services to people who are chronically ill or disabled and who wish to stay in their homes and communities. For information on Managed Long Term Care, please visit:

If you need more information about Home Care, please contact the Division of Home and Community Based Services at 518-408-1638 or homecare@health.ny.gov