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 28, 2021
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DOH Guidance on Limiting Elective Procedures in High-Risk Regions

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached guidance in accordance with the declaration of emergency that Governor Kathy Hochul issued last week (which will be reassessed on January 15). The guidance explains how DOH will determine which facilities will be required to limit non-essential elective procedures in regions DOH identifies...
December 3, 2021
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GNYHA Comments on Surprise Billing Regulations Part II

NYHA submitted the attached comments today to Federal agencies on the Part II interim final rule (IFR) implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA). This second IFR addresses three specific areas of the NSA—the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process, good faith estimates (GFEs) for self-pay and uninsured individuals, and the patient provider dispute resolution process....
December 3, 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...
December 3, 2021
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DOH and DASNY Post Q&A Document for SHCFTP III Capital Funding Opportunity

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) recently posted responses to questions submitted by health care facilities on the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Fund Program (SHCFTP) III capital funding opportunity. The Q&A document includes responses to questions on topics such as award...
December 1, 2021
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GME Data Brief – November 2021

This GME Data Brief focuses on active residents, the types of medical schools—international or domestic—from which they graduated, and the specialties that most international medical graduates (IMGs) or domestic medical graduates enroll in. The data will highlight the contribution of IMGs to graduate medical education (GME) across the US. Each edition of the series will feature important...
December 1, 2021
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Medicaid DSH ICP/UPL Updates

GNYHA is writing to provide several important updates regarding Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) and voluntary hospital Upper Payment Limit (UPL) distributions. 2020 Voluntary Hospital UPL Federal Share Released The New York State Department of Health (DOH) released the outstanding 2020 voluntary hospital “UPL swap” Federal-share funding of $156 million. This was processed in Medicaid...
November 30, 2021
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Call for Submissions on Best Practices: Opioid Education in Medical School and Residency Program Settings

GNYHA is soliciting submissions on best practices for educating trainees—including medical students and residents training across specialties at teaching hospitals—on opioid use. As the opioid epidemic re-emerges as a public health crisis facing our country amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the future physician workforce must be adequately prepared to appropriately prescribe opioids, recognize individuals with...
November 29, 2021
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DOH Guidance on Requirements for Hospital Compliance with the CAPTA, CARA

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released information (attached) to birthing facilities and guidance (attached) to health care providers on the requirements to comply with the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The guidance documents detail the requirements for birthing facilities and health...
November 29, 2021
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NYS Statutes and Regulations Waived by EO Due to Health Care Staffing Shortages

On September 27, New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a disaster emergency to address the State’s health care staffing shortages. The Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 4 suspends several laws and regulations to provide hospitals and nursing homes needed flexibility to maintain safe, high-quality patient care despite statewide health care staffing challenges. This tool provides GNYHA...
November 27, 2021
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Governor Hochul’s Emergency Declaration Triggers Surge and Flex System

New York Governor Kathy Hochul just hours ago declared a disaster emergency beginning December 3, 2021 through January 15, 2022 in response to increasing COVID-19 transmission rates and hospital admissions. Among other things, the Governor’s declaration allows the State to utilize the Surge and Flex system to increase hospital capacity, including by postponing non-essential elective...
November 26, 2021
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