Social Care Needs Coding and Referral Guide

This Social Care Needs Coding and Referral Guide was developed at the request of GNYHA members to support their efforts to screen patients for social care needs, document these needs in the electronic medical record, and partner with community-based organizations (CBO) to address common needs among their patient populations. The Guide also may be a helpful...
April 21, 2022
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Health Status Data Available for Hospital Community Service Plans

This bulletin summarizes resources that can help with the preparation of hospital Community Service Plans (CSPs). The resources provide health status data at the New York State, county, and Zip code level where available. CSPs are due to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) by December 31, 2022. Only voluntary—not public—hospitals must submit...
May 19, 2022
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NYS DOH Updates Guidance for Health Care Personnel and Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued updated guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (attached). The updated advisory aligns DOH requirements with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on transmission-based precautions for both patients and health care providers. Specifically,...
May 19, 2022
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DOHMH Neighborhood Snapshots

In June 2020, the New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) partnered with community-based organizations to engage in conversations with New York City residents in 26 communities to create healthier neighborhoods, promote healthier childhoods, and bridge public health and health care. This tool provides brief summaries of these conversations which have been...
May 18, 2022
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Summary of Health Equity-Related Proposals from CMS and The Joint Commission

Health equity has become a central theme in proposals from regulatory and compliance entities that could potentially have operational and reimbursement impacts on hospitals and health systems. This bulletin summarizes recent updates and proposals, including the fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
May 17, 2022
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Mayor Adams and City Council Focus on City Budget

Mayor Eric Adams released his formal proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 on April 26. City agencies involved in pandemic response have a smaller total pool of funding compared to last year now that Federal relief funding no longer available. However, the proposed budget includes $1.3 billion in new capital funding for health- and hospital-related...
May 17, 2022
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Redistricting Ruling Upends Political Landscape

Last month’s Court of Appeals decision to throw out State Senate and Congressional maps drawn by Democrats—which elected officials hoped would give them the advantage in upcoming elections—has disrupted Albany. A “special master” appointed by Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister is set to submit new maps on May 16, which the judge must approve no...
May 17, 2022
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Representative Torres Urges FEMA to Reimburse New York Providers

The April 27 House Committee on Homeland Security hearing reviewed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) fiscal year 2023 budget request and heard testimony from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) expressed concern about the delay in the distribution of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) COVID-19 Public Assistance funds, citing a bipartisan letter...
May 17, 2022
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Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Passes Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Bill, Other Health Legislation

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced legislation to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) medical product user fee programs, several mental health and substance use disorder programs, and establish an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health. The Food and Drug Amendments of 2022 (H.R.7667) reauthorize the FDA user fee...
May 17, 2022
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ACGME Announces Second Rural Track Program Designation

In the coming weeks, the Accreditation Council for GME (ACGME) will provide a process by which already accredited residency programs can expand by adding a new rural track. In June 2021, ACGME opened submission for the Rural Training Program (RTP) designation: Type 1, which allowed new programs to apply for RTP designation when they apply...
May 13, 2022
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