• DOH Issues Final Medical Marijuana Regulations

    The New York State Department of Health recently released final regulations, FAQs, and applications for manufacturing and dispensing organizations to begin to implement New  York State’s medical marijuana program, which was created under the State’s Compassionate Care Act.

  • GNYHA/1199SEIU Taskforce Looks to Tomorrow’s Health Care Workforce

    GNYHA and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have formed a taskforce to develop strategies for tomorrow’s health care workforce. The taskforce will identify workforce needs and solutions; promote innovative patient care models that recognize nurses’ leading role with multidisciplinary teams; and ensure that nurses and other health care workers have the support, skills and training new care delivery models will require.

  • Permanent Medicare “Doc Fix” Legislation Passes Senate

    The U.S. Senate has passed the House of Representatives’ “doc fix” bill to permanently repeal the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate formula and replace it with a stable Medicare physician payment system. President Obama is expected to quickly sign the legislation into law.