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Dedicated DOH COVID-19 E-mail Addresses

New York State Department of Health (DOH) DOH e-mail for all hospital and direct-to-consumer COVID-19–related questions: covidhospitaldtcinfo@health.ny.gov DOH Metropolitan Area Regional Office e-mail address for requests for approvals of alternative space and bed capacity modifications: marocon@health.ny.gov

March 18, 2020
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County OEM Contact Information

EOC Area EOC Activation Status EOC Hours of Operation EOC Phone Number EOC E-mail Address Nassau County Partial Activation (OEM, Fire Marshal, Police Department) 24 hours 516-573-9600 — New York City Partial Activation (Level 2) 09:00–18:00 — healthmedicalESFlist@oem.nyc.gov Suffolk County Not activated — 631-852-4900 — Westchester County Activated 08:00–20:00 914-864-5200 wceoc@westchestergov.com

March 10, 2020
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Survey on Insurer Compliance with CL-8

GNYHA and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) are conducting a survey to assess insurer compliance with the requirements of Circular Letter 8 (CL-8) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). CL-8 directed all New York insurers to take important steps to assist hospitals financially and alleviate burdensome insurer…

June 5, 2020
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Coronavirus Meeting Recaps: May 30-June 5

Notes on the following interagency coronavirus calls and webinars for the week are linked or attached below: Governor Cuomo: Daily press conferences (May 30–June 5, 2020) HERO-NY Module 1: Stress, Trauma, and Resiliency: Tools for Use Now, Later, and Long-Term (June 3, 2020) Multispecialty Approaches to Treating Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (June 3, 2020)…

June 5, 2020
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Updated DOH and DOHMH Guidance on COVID-19 Testing

In the past week, both the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) issued updated guidance on diagnostic testing for COVID-19. DOH Updates COVID-19 Testing Prioritization On May 31, DOH released updated guidance for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Per Executive Order 202.19 issued on…

June 5, 2020
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CMS Releases New CMMI Payment Model Flexibilities for COVID-19

Earlier today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes in payment methodologies, quality reporting, and timelines for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models in response to COVID-19. The changes include, but are not limited to, the following: Payment Methodology Changes Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Option to eliminate…

June 5, 2020
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NYC Phase 1 Reopening – Transportation Services

As New York City (NYC) prepares for Phase 1 reopening scheduled for Monday (June 8), GNYHA has been asked to share the following updates on transportation services. Employer Contacts for MTA Information: The MTA is compiling (for its internal use) a directory of contacts at NYC employers who are interested in receiving real-time MTA information,…

June 4, 2020
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Next HHS Data Submission for Remdesivir Distribution is June 8

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the next deadline to submit data to inform remdesivir distribution is Monday, June 8, by 8:00 p.m. EST. HHS requests that hospitals submit accurate, up-to-date admission and intensive care unit data into the HHS Protect System – TeleTracking portal. Hospitals that already use the…

June 4, 2020
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Medical Schools Cleared to Reopen on June 22

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that medical schools statewide can reopen on June 22, “following appropriate precautions, in order to safely prepare for and welcome new cohorts of medical students this summer and fall” (see attached press release). Unlike other institutions of higher education, the medical student education and clinical learning schedule is…

June 4, 2020
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NYC COVID 19 Senior Leadership Brief – 6/4 Dashboard

The attached tool is a daily dashboard, released by the New York City Emergency Management, on the City’s response to COVID-19.

June 4, 2020
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