Issue: June 15, 2016

Published on June 15, 2016

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SNF Transportation Survey Due June 27, 2016

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

As part of the 2016/17 Executive Budget, DOH will no longer reimburse medical transportation costs through the Medicaid pricing methodology (est. to be between $0.30 - $0.50/day) as it is currently billed by the transportation vendors via Medicaid fee for service. NYSHFA and other associations have communicated the need to continue to reimburse for non-medical transportation costs (i.e.; activities transportation). As a result, DOH is requesting that providers complete a short survey which delineates medical from non-medical transportation costs (required data is from the 2007 RHCF, which is the base year under the current pricing methodology). Attached is the DAL, along with the Excel survey, which is due back Monday, June 27, 2016.

Providers should be aware that failure to complete the survey will result in the removal of their entire transportation costs from the direct price.


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