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2019 Coastal Storm Season: Community Evacuation and Sheltering Operations

The 2019 North Atlantic Coastal Storm Season officially begins June 1, with the greatest potential for storms in our region from August through October. If a coastal storm is expected in the New York region, GNYHA will send all members e-mails with forecast information, government agency planning actions, and contact information for GNYHA staff. GNYHA…

June 3, 2019
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GNYHA, ABNY Release Hospital Community Engagement Suggestions for Census 2020

GNYHA and the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) released suggestions for hospital community engagement for the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. The ideas were part of the GNYHA/ABNY Health Care Counts 2020 Census campaign, which was announced in May at GNYHA’s Annual Meeting and Reception by Stephen Corwin, MD, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian…

September 16, 2019
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Health Care Counts Two-Pager

This document, developed with the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), offers initial suggestions on how to participate in Census 2020 community engagement. GNYHA and ABNY will provide support for each activity listed.

September 11, 2019
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Census 2020 Coordinator Designee Form

We ask hospitals to use this form to designate at least one Census 2020 Coordinator to serve on a GNYHA Health Care Counts committee. As information from this initiative will be useful to all hospitals in GNYHA’s membership, participation is also open to member hospitals and health systems in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

September 11, 2019
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GNYHA/ABNY Health Care Counts 2020 Census Campaign

GNYHA has partnered with the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) to facilitate the efforts of member hospitals and health systems to encourage as complete a count as possible for the upcoming 2020 Census. The joint GNYHA/ABNY initiative, Health Care Counts 2020 Census (Health Care Counts), will provide information and resources designed to support…

September 11, 2019
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Electronic Submission of Department of Homeless Services Shelter Referrals

Effective October 1, the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will require all health care facility shelter referrals to be submitted electronically. Referrals submitted electronically have increased completion of necessary data fields and legibility, resulting in more timely determinations and discharges of individuals requiring DHS services. Background GNYHA has been working with members…

September 9, 2019
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Promoting Interoperability and Quality Program Provisions in the CMS FY 2020 IPPS Final Rule

On August 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the fiscal year (FY) 2020 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule to the Federal Register. The full text can be accessed here. This bulletin summarizes provisions to the: Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs Hospital…

September 9, 2019
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Measures and Performance Periods for the FY 2020 IPPS Final Rule

This spreadsheet provides the measures and reporting periods for Medicare performance-based programs including VBP threshold and benchmark data.

September 9, 2019
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FY 2020 IPPS Final Rule Quality Measures by Program

This spreadsheet contains the final measures additions and removals for the following CMS quality reporting programs: Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program Long Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (LTCH QRP)

September 9, 2019
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Dr. Drew Altman to Deliver Keynote at GNYHA-UHF Symposium

On November 19, GNYHA and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) will hold the 30th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice, in collaboration with major health services organizations from the metropolitan New York region. The annual Symposium brings together providers, policymakers, and researchers to discuss innovative and emerging work that…

September 9, 2019
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