Supporting Telehealth Care Delivery: A Curriculum Guide

As telehealth is increasingly embedded into the health care delivery system, care team members such as nurses, medical assistants, care managers, and administrative staff must be equipped to support related activities, workflows, patient education, and communication. This guide is intended to help GNYHA members, training organizations, and educational institutions ensure that incoming staff have the...
June 7, 2022
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GNYHA’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Reception Reunites Health Care Community After Two-Year Hiatus

GNYHA’s Annual Meeting and Reception, held on June 2 at the Javits Center Expansion, honored member hospitals and health systems for their heroic ongoing response to COVID-19—and was GNYHA’s first large in-person meeting since 2019. “Welcome back,” said GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske. He thanked members “for all you’ve done for the City, the State,...
June 6, 2022
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Update on Virtual Mental Hygiene Law Proceedings

Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) proceedings will remain virtual throughout the summer. GNYHA will meet with New York State Unified Court System (UCS) leadership this summer and inform the membership about any change before it is implemented. GNYHA learned that Queens County intended to revert to in-person MHL proceedings and quickly contacted the New York City...
June 24, 2022
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Congress Passes Historic Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

Earlier today, the House passed a gun reform bill, which the Senate approved last night. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes measures to reduce gun violence, significant investment in mental health and telehealth resources, and funding for school-based mental health services and safety. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly....
June 24, 2022
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City Council to Examine Long COVID, Reproductive Rights, and Maternal Health

The New York City Council will hold a number of hearings over the next week before adopting a reduced summer schedule. The Committee on Hospitals and Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency will hold a joint hearing at 10:00 a.m. on June 27 to examine “Long-Term COVID Treatment in New York City Hospitals.” The Committee...
June 24, 2022
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GNYHA Testifies at Attorney General Hearing on Mental Health

New York State Attorney General Letitia James held a hearing on June 22 on access to mental health care for people with serious mental illness. The Attorney General highlighted the inadequacy of Medicaid reimbursement rates for behavioral health services and the inaccessibility of behavioral health care and psychiatric beds for many communities. She also argued...
June 24, 2022
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Albany Responds to Supreme Court Rulings

The Assembly and Senate gaveled out earlier this month, but US Supreme Court decisions this week striking down New York State’s restrictions on concealed weapons and Roe. vs. Wade have spurred Albany leaders to action. This morning, Governor Hochul said she would call the Assembly and Senate back next week for a special session to...
June 24, 2022
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Advocacy Needed for House Members’ Hospital Workplace Violence Bill

Representatives Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) this month introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees Act (SAVE Act) (H.R. 7961), which would give health care workers the same legal protections against assault and intimidation that Federal law affords flight crews and airport workers. The SAVE Act provides legal penalties for those who...
June 24, 2022
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GNYHA Urges CMS to Increase FY 2023 Market Basket Update in IPPS Comment Letter

GNYHA submitted comments (attached) last week on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. GNYHA recommended that CMS double its proposed market basket update to 6.2% because the proposed update does not adequately reflect current inflationary and wage pressures that hospitals are facing....
June 24, 2022
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