Issue: September 5, 2014

Published on September 5, 2014

Articles in this issue:

DOH Posts 2015 Capital Rates

Author: Carl J. Pucci* Published in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH has posted the 1/1/15 Capital Rates on the Health Commerce System (HCS).  This initial preview of the rates gives facilities additional time in advance of the normal 11/1/14 posting in order to verify the accuracy of their capital rate. Members should compare their 2015 Schedule VI - Property Costs to their 2013 RHCF reported costs and immediately alert DOH of any discrepancies.

Below is the DOH notice:


This is to inform you that the Medicaid Capital rates for your facility effective January 1, 2015 are now available on the Health Commerce System (HCS).  All rate inquiries should be addressed to  with the subject heading “opcert/facility name” 2015 Preliminary Capital.  To access, please follow these instructions:

Go to Website -

Security Screen - enter your “HCS” id and password

Health Commerce System Welcome Page - select "NH Rate Sheets 4/2009-Forward" under the heading "My Applications"

Nursing Home Rates - 4/1/2009 and Forward screen - select "2015 Nursing Home Preliminary Capital Rates" from the drop-down list under "Nursing Home Rates Selection List"

Identify your facility in the drop-down list under "Nursing Home Selection List" and then select "SHOW REPORTS"


Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36