Home Care Worker Wage Parity FAQ

October 28, 2011

Dear Administrator:

This letter has been developed in response to questions received regarding DAL #:DHCBS 11-09, Home Care Worker Wage Parity. Attached is a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document.

Also included is a copy of a certification form for use by subcontractors of certified home health agencies (CHHAs), long term home health care programs (LTHHCPs) and managed care organizations (MCOs) within New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester. Guidance for submitting the required certification outlined in the Home Care Worker Parity DAL # DHCBS 11-09 is available on the Department´s website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/long_term_care/dal_dhcbs_11-09_hc_worker_wage_parity.htm

If you have any questions regarding the information, please e-mail to the following address: HCWorkerParity@health.ny.gov.


Jason A. Helgerson, Medicaid Director Deputy Commissioner
Office of Health Insurance Programs

Enclosure (FAQs)

cc: Vallencia Lloyd
Mark Kissinger