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Sachs Policy Group provides regular briefings on policy developments and funding opportunities of interest to our clients. Below is a sample of recent updates covering state and federal legislation, regulatory changes, and funding opportunities. SPG walks through new threats and opportunities with clients as they arise.

CMS 2018 Home Health Final Rule

November 20, 2017
On November 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will update Medicare payment rates for home health agencies (HHAs) in CY 2018 and update the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements for CY 2020. For CY 2018, CMS estimates that the final rule will result in ... ... Read More

QPP 2018 Final Rule

November 17, 2017
On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will implement changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). As required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), base payment rates for services under the Physician Fee Schedule will remain at 2019 levels through 2025, but beginning ... ... Read More

Successfully Transitioning Youth to Adolescence RFA

November 15, 2017
On October 27th, the New York State Department of Health released a Request for Applications (RFA) for organizations to provide services through the Successfully Transitioning Youth to Adolescence (STYA) Initiative. A total of approximately $3.5 million in annual funding will be awarded to 20-25 organizations to develop community-based programs that incorporate mentoring, counseling, and adult-supervised ... ... Read More

OASAS RFA for Withdrawal and Stabilization Services

November 9, 2017
On October 26th, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) released a request for applications (RFA) for organizations to develop and operate up to 75 Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization beds throughout New York State. Up to $10 million in capital funding and $2.25 million in annual ongoing operational funding ... ... Read More

OASAS Youth Clubhouses RFP

November 3, 2017
On October 19th, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to $250,000 annually ($1 million total) for not-for-profit organizations to develop and operate four Youth Clubhouses in New York City in each borough outside Manhattan. Youth Clubhouses aim to serve adolescents (ages ... ... Read More