Quality Incentive Vital Access Provider Pool (QIVAPP)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) March 20, 2015

  • FAQs 3.20.15 also available in portable document format (PDF, 153KB, 1pg.)

This document responds to and clarifies questions raised by the release of the August 6, 2014 and August 19, 2014 Quality Incentive Vital Access Provider Pool (QIVAPP) Frequently Asked Questions. The QIVAPP materials are posted on the DOH/MRT website. In addition, please consult all previously posted materials in conjunction with the following FAQs. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email to the following address: hcworkerparity@health.ny.gov

General QIVAPP Questions

Question Number Question Answer
1 Can the Department of Health clarify what would constitute training programs that exceed the DOH standard training requirements and/or in service requirements to meet QIPP eligibility? The Department is clarifying that training programs exceeding the standard 75 hours of training for HHA or the standard 40 hours of training for PCAs and/or exceed the hours of DOH annually required in-service training (not competency reviews) of 12 hours for HHA and 6 hours for PCA qualify for QIPP eligibility. The training program may meet either or both criteria to qualify. A significant number of workers must be participating in the training.
2 What is the date by which the eligible QIPP needed to have the health benefit in place? The health benefit must have been in place at the time the application was submitted in order for the provider to be considered as a qualifying QIPP. Benefits must have been in place by the September 2, 2014 application deadline.