August 30, 2022
In our continuing efforts to try and assist you as you navigate the Health Care Worker Bonus Program, we wanted to point out important information on one of the slides in the slide deck that DoH recently posted to its’ HCW Bonus Program webpage (see slide attached).
More generally, you can review the entire slide deck from the 8/19 and 8/26 Town Hall meetings here: https://health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/providers/hwb_program/index.htm
The information on the slide (below) appears to indicate agencies that are unable to complete the tasks associated with submission during the first vesting period (ends 9/2) can delay their submission until the second vesting period that will begin October 1, concluding October 31.
We know this is far from ideal and certainly won’t make some staff happy, but we wanted to point out what we think is the closest we are going to get to the extension we requested from DoH for those agencies struggling to meet the September 2 deadline.
As always, let us know if we can be of assistance.