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GNYHA-Sponsored Lawsuit Results in Reforms of National Liver Allocation Policy

In a major victory for patients in New York and several other states, the board of directors of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has approved a new, more equitable national policy for the allocation of donated livers. The new policy is based on medical need, not arbitrary geographical…

December 4, 2018
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Important Measles Update from the New York State Department of Health

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached Health Advisory about the current measles outbreak in the State. The Advisory provides information on the 96 confirmed cases in Rockland and Orange counties and the 36 cases in New York City, as well as recommendations for hospitals and health care providers about…

December 13, 2018
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OPPS Calculator October 2018

GNYHA has developed the attached outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) “calculator” to help facilities appropriately estimate hospital-specific OPPS payments. This file reflects the OPPS payment rates effective October 1, 2018

December 12, 2018
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ASC Calculator October 2018

GNYHA has developed the attached Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) “calculator” to help facilities appropriately estimate ASC payment rates by HCPCS code. This file reflects the ASC payment rates effective October 1, 2018

December 12, 2018
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Bill Protecting NYS Non-Profits from Unintended New Tax Signed Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law A.11051/S.8831, which eliminates an unintended new State tax liability for non-profit employers related to commuter benefits. GNYHA strongly supported this bill. The Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 levied a new unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on all non-profit employers, including health care…

December 11, 2018
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GNYHA Urges DHS to Withdraw “Public Charge” Proposed Rule

GNYHA’s comment letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on its proposed rule, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, urges DHS to withdraw the rule because its costs, in human and financial terms, will outweight whatever benefits it may have. The proposed rule would overhaul longstanding policy on when individuals seeking entry to the US…

December 10, 2018
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GNYHA Webinar Tackles ISMP Opioid Self-Assessment Benchmarking Data

A recent GNYHA webinar reviewed the results of the Opioid Medication Safety Self-Assessment® initiative, which the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and GNYHA sponsored this past summer. GNYHA staff presented aggregate results of the ISMP assessment, which is the first to give hospitals data against which they can benchmark their own performance. GNYHA and…

December 10, 2018
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CMS FAQs Regarding Requirements for Hospitals to Make Public a List of their Standard Charges via the Internet

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a requirement that hospitals post online their standard charges for each item and service by January 1, 2019. The charge information must reflect the information in the hospital’s chargemaster and be posted in a “machine readable” format. Hospitals are required to update the information at…

December 7, 2018
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GNYHA Toolkit on Hospital Compliance with CMS Charge Transparency Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a requirement that hospitals post online their standard charges for each item and service by January 1, 2019. The charge information must reflect the information in the hospital’s chargemaster and be posted in a “machine readable” format. Hospitals are required to update the information at…

December 5, 2018
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Talking Points for Press Inquiries on Hospital Charges

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a requirement that hospitals post online their standard charges for each item and service by January 1, 2019. The charge information must reflect the information in the hospital’s chargemaster and be posted in a “machine readable” format. Hospitals are required to update the information at…

December 5, 2018
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