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Public Comments in Response to NYSDOH Revised Regulations for the Early Intervention Program – HLT-39-22-00020-RP
Public Comments from Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services in Response to NYSDOH Notice of Revised Regulations for the Early Intervention Program – HLT-39-22-00020-RP
Agencies For Children’s Therapy Services (Acts) Comments Regarding Omig Audit Protocols For The Early Intervention Program Services From April 6, 2016 – October 18, 2021.
ACTS is pleased to submit our comments and recommendations to the Proposed Regulations published in the New York State Register on September 28, 2022 which are amendments to the Early Intervention Program (EI).
Some budget matters are complicated. The case for an Early Intervention rate increase, an oversight by the Executive, is not complicated… it is obvious and it is right.
Shortly the Senate will be delivering S.5560-A / A.5339 for your consideration. This legislation would end direct billing to commercial insurance of Early Intervention services by adding the Program to the “Covered Lives” fund with a fair assessment.
Submitted by ACTS July 9, 2021 I am Executive Director of Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS). My association member agencies provide the majority of Early Intervention services to infants and toddlers in New York State. I am responding to the Department...
Times Union 06/30/2021 by Steve Sanders If there is such a thing as a “no brainer” for the Governor, then mandating insurance coverage and more clinical help for very young children with disabilities would surely be it. These services are embodied in the state’s Early...
TESTIMONY to JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARING: HEALTH February 25, 2021 Thank You for the opportunity to provide testimony regarding the Governor’s budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2021-22. My name is Steven Sanders. I am Executive Director of ACTS (Agencies for...
ACTS TESTIMONY AT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARINGS January 29, 2020 Thank You for this opportunity to testify. My name is Steven Sanders. I am Executive Director of Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services “ACTS”. This Association represents providers in the Early...
The one item of the proposed rulemaking that I wish to draw your attention to is found in Section 2 of the proposal which would “add a new subdivision (ppp)of section 200.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner.”
August 22, 2018 To: The Department of Health/Bureau of Early Intervention On behalf of Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS) I want to thank the Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI) for it’s hard work in crafting this rulemaking initiative. As such I am taking...
ACTS STRONGLY SUPPORTS The Assembly Budget bill, A.9507-B as it relates to the provisions impacting the Early Intervention Program.
The changes to the evaluation of children in the first instance are very problematic. The Governor seeks to end multi-disciplinary evaluations which are the bedrock of this program
ACTS Response to a Proposal by the Governor’s Ad-hoc Committee Charged with Making Recommendations for Changes to the New York State Medicaid Program and Services
I have reviewed your draft proposal menu. Some of them are intriguing, but one of them would be very problematic for Early Intervention and that is your proposal #12… the carve-in of Early Intervention into managed care. This is a proposal that my members could not support and in fact would need to oppose vigorously. Let me explain why.