As we had previously reported here, the State’s FY2020 budget bill required the State Commissioner of Health to convene a stakeholder group to discuss and set criteria for the delivery of fiscal intermediary services, to develop the criteria for use by the NYS DOH in selecting fiscal intermediaries that can continue to provide CDPAP services, and to evaluate transition-related issues for consumers who may be changing CDPAP providers. Over the past few weeks, various stakeholders have been invited to join the workgroup. The State has not published a list of parties that have been included in this stakeholder group, but we have learned that the State’s associations representing home care providers have been invited and will be participating in these meetings with Department of Health representatives. The work group will first meet on May 15, 2019, and it will hold several meetings in order to identify and develop best practices related to delivery of FI services and to develop criteria that will be used by the DOH in granting authorizations to FIs. We will provide more information about the activities of the workgroup as it becomes available.