Summary Table of the 2024 NYS Legislative Session

This table summarizes bills of significant interest to GNYHA members from the recently completed 2024 Albany legislative session. The Legislature must deliver all bills to Governor Hochul before the end of the year. More information on the 2024 session can be found in ML-51.
July 11, 2024
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GNYHA 2024 Report on Resident Trainee Compensation and Benefits

GNYHA’s 2024 Resident Trainee Compensation report summarizes the results of GNYHA’s survey of our member teaching hospitals. Thank you to the GNYHA members that responded to the survey—81% of member institutions that employ residents are represented in the results. GNYHA has issued this report since 2019 to provide information on current compensation and benefits provided...
July 1, 2024
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Health Workforce Funding Opportunities

GNYHA provides members with the tools to develop and maintain a workforce that delivers high-quality patient care and biomedical innovations. This webpage highlights Federal and state funding opportunities currently accepting applications and details future funding opportunities for which members are eligible to apply. Open Funding Opportunities This section is updated regularly and features funding opportunities...
July 16, 2024
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GNYHA Opioid Use Disorder Briefing Highlights Reducing Obstacles to Care

GNYHA recently held a member briefing on the evolving landscape for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which has become less burdensome on providers. Robert Kent, President, Kent Strategic Advisors, LLC, reviewed the current regulatory landscape. The American Society of Addiction Medicine and Upstate University Hospital’s Ross Sullivan, MD, and Joshua J. Lynch, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of...
July 15, 2024
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DOH Opens Cycle 2 Applications for Nurses Across New York; Nurses and Institutions Eligible

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released the Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for Cycle 2 of the Nurses Across New York (NANY) program. NANY provides educational loan repayment to registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in exchange for a service commitment at a facility located in or serving an underserved...
July 12, 2024
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Hazardous Weather this Weekend; Sit Stat Activation for Excessive Heat on Monday

GNYHA has been in touch with emergency management agencies in downstate New York and has participated in interagency calls with New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), including updates from the National Weather Service (NWS), about expected heavy rain this weekend and high heat for New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley beginning this...
July 12, 2024
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New York City Council Adopts Final Budget

The New York City Council voted on June 30 to adopt the final City fiscal year 2025 budget after reaching an agreement with Mayor Eric Adams. Throughout the monthslong budget process, the Council sought to restore or reverse numerous cuts made or proposed by the Mayor. The adopted budget restores $58 million in proposed cuts...
July 12, 2024
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32BJ Proposes Hospital Price Caps

GNYHA has obtained a proposal from building service worker union 32BJ SEIU that would cap hospital prices for “low-complexity services” at a percentage of the Medicare doctor rate and limit insurer payments to the price cap. The attached short paper, issued by the 32BJ Labor Industry Cooperation Fund, calls the proposal the “Fair Pricing Act”...
July 12, 2024
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Senate Finance Committee Working Group on GME Convenes Stakeholder Meetings

GNYHA was invited to participate in a policy discussion with bipartisan Senate Finance Committee member staff in response to a recent legislative proposal to enhance the Medicare graduate medical education (GME) program. GNYHA was joined by other hospital stakeholders and provided robust policy analysis and advice. The proposal would increase the number of residency positions...
July 12, 2024
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Aggregated Managed Care Enrollment – June 2024

This GNYHA-developed resource contains enrollment figures across the following plan types: Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, Health & Recovery Plans (HARP), Medicaid Managed Care including HARP, Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), Medicaid Advantage, and HIV/SNP. The data is aggregated and compiled from the Department of Health and values are calculated on a rolling monthly and...
July 12, 2024
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Medicare OPPS Proposed Rule Includes New Obstetrical Services Conditions of Participation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year (CY) 2025 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system proposed rule. CMS proposes a fee schedule increase of 2.6% for Medicare outpatient hospital services in CY 2025. GNYHA will continue to advocate for greater hospital payment...
July 11, 2024
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