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Behind the White Coat: Lyuba Konopasek, MD

Developing robust faculty development programs is integral to enabling teaching hospitals to meet their missions. Physician educators need the tools to provide an optimal learning environment to best train future physicians to meet the needs of patients. GNYHA is committed to helping members develop resources to continuously improve faculty teaching skills and meet accreditation requirements…

July 17, 2019
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New York State Patients’ Rights Signage Updates

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has updated the hospital interpretation services sign and the Spanish version of the Patients’ Bill of Rights sign. The following provides an update on the content and availability of the signs. Spanish Translation of the Patients’ Bill of Rights Sign An updated Spanish translation of the Patients’…

August 15, 2019
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Ebola, MERS, and Measles Updates

GNYHA provides periodic infectious disease updates to members. Please see below for updates and alerts on Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and measles. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Health Advisory #21: International travel-related disease preparedness update This health alert updates health care providers on the Ebola outbreak in the…

August 14, 2019
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“Public Charge” Rule Finalized, Adding Medicaid to List of Benefits That Could Limit Green Card Eligibility

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its final rule on “public charge,” which is a determination that makes certain legal immigrants ineligible to change their status. GNYHA, our member hospitals and health systems, and immigrant communities believe the final rule will have a “chilling effect” on immigrants seeking medical care and enrolling in…

August 13, 2019
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GNYHA Responds to NYS Health Foundation Report on Health Care Costs

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) recently released a report on health care spending in New York State. The report, which was co-authored by the Health Care Cost Institute, erroneously concluded that New York’s health care system is inefficient and arbitrarily expensive. Attached is a letter I sent today to David Sandman, PhD, President…

August 12, 2019
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DFS Cuts Insurer Premium Increase Requests

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has once again approved health insurer premium increases for 2020 in the small group and individual markets that are below the amounts sought by insurers. While insurers requested weighted average increases of 9.2% in the individual market, DFS approved a weighted average increase of only 6.8%….

August 12, 2019
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Medicare OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule for 2020

On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2020. The Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for CY 2020 was released the same day, and contains proposals that affect payments…

August 12, 2019
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CY 2020 OPPS Proposed Rule OQR/ASCQR Quality Measures by Program

This spreadsheet contains the proposed measure additions and removals for the following CMS Quality Reporting Programs: Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program

August 12, 2019
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2020P OPPS Impact

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2020. The Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for CY 2020 was released the same day, and contains proposals that affect…

August 12, 2019
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Stakeholders Propose Changes to USMLE Scoring

Several stakeholders in the medical education community—including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and others—convened earlier this year to discuss possible changes to the scoring used for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). Residency program directors use the USMLE score to evaluate applications along…

August 6, 2019
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