NYS Health Care Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Toolkit

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Order pursuant to Section 16 of the Public Health Law implementing the announcement that general hospitals and nursing homes must continuously require covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose received by September 27. The Order states that there should...
September 21, 2021
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2022-23 Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Brochure

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) is a 15-month program sponsored by the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) to develop and nurture the next generation of clinical quality leaders in the New York metropolitan region. The 2022-23 application is available here: https://gnyha.wufoo.com/forms/20222023-cqfp-application/ Receipt deadline for all materials is Monday, November 15,...
September 13, 2021
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility...
September 22, 2021
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MedPAC Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Payments

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) first public meeting of the 2021-22 session focused on various Medicare payment issues, including the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on Medicare payments and the design of a value incentive program (VIP) for post-acute care (PAC). The meeting included an update on the Medicare program’s current...
September 20, 2021
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House Health Committees Boost GME, Health Care Funding in Reconciliation Bill

The House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees have approved their parts of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act, which includes investments in graduate medical education (GME), capital funding, and public health infrastructure. It also includes Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansions and long-term care and home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs. The...
September 20, 2021
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DOH Guidance on How to Request COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

On September 13, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed the distribution process for monoclonal antibodies (mAb) therapeutics. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will now determine how much product each provider receives based on the supply allotted to the State from HHS. The statewide allocation from HHS will be based...
September 20, 2021
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Ransomware Resources, Opportunity to Provide HHS Feedback, and Other New Items of Interest

GNYHA participates in various health care cybersecurity workgroups and monitors several listservs for material of interest to our members. Below are select resources from GNYHA and others to address the recent uptick in ransomware activity, details on an opportunity to inform the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of your cybersecurity needs, and...
September 17, 2021
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House Health Committees Include GME, Other Provider Investments in Reconciliation Bill

The House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees have approved their parts of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act, which is advancing via the budget reconciliation legislative process. The House committees’ legislation contains numerous health care provisions, including investments in graduate medical education (GME), capital funding and public health infrastructure, Affordable Care...
September 17, 2021
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Patient-Facing Signage Requirements

With the generous input of several members, this table lists patient-facing signs required under various laws and regulations. The table is living document, and we welcome input on signage requirements that may not have been included.
September 17, 2021
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