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.
June 13, 2024
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GNYHA Annual Meeting Highlights the Fight for Medicaid Equity

GNYHA’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Reception, held on May 30 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, celebrated the membership and highlighted the GNYHA/1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Healthcare Education Project’s (HEP) multi-year Medicaid Equity Now campaign. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of everything you do in helping so many people throughout the...
June 3, 2024
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City Charter Revision Commission Begins Work

Mayor Adams announced in May the creation of a City Charter Revision Commission, tasked with proposing changes to the New York City Charter to improve public safety, promote greater community input and transparency in the legislative process, and determine the financial impact of proposed legislation. The 13-member Commission is chaired by Carlos Scissura, President of...
June 14, 2024
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340B Updates

Lawmakers in both chambers have shown renewed interest in the 340B drug pricing program this session. This spring, GNYHA submitted comments in response to proposed Senate bipartisan legislation and an accompanying request for information (RFI) on the 340B program. Our comments emphasized that the 340B program is an essential tool for safety net hospitals trying...
June 14, 2024
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Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization Bill Reintroduced

House and Senate lawmakers this week reintroduced the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (S. 4532/H.R. 8702), which establishes technology and transparency requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans’ use of electronic prior authorization. The House bill is sponsored by Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), and Ami Bera (D-CA)....
June 14, 2024
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Senate Finance Committee Issues Medicare GME Proposal

The Senate Finance Committee released a bipartisan policy “outline” on May 24 proposing enhancements and modifications to the Medicare graduate medical education (GME) program. The proposal would increase the number of residency positions eligible for Medicare direct GME (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) support, with a focus on bolstering primary care and psychiatry residency...
June 14, 2024
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340B Drug Pricing Program

340B Program Overview Under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act, drug manufacturers enter an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary to provide specified providers, known as “covered entities,” with pharmaceutical products at a significantly lower cost than wholesale prices. The list of eligible covered entities also includes community health...
June 14, 2024
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NYC Promotes HealthyNYC Public Health Improvement Initiative, GNYHA Participates in Partner Kickoff Event

Yesterday, GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske joined Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, MD, at Gracie Mansion to launch an effort to publicize HealthyNYC, a citywide public health improvement initiative to increase life expectancy to 83 years by 2030. The announcement promotes a media campaign to publicize HealthyNYC, as described in...
June 12, 2024
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Hospital-Level Impacts of Medicare FY 2025 IPPS Proposed Rule and Preliminary GNYHA Comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2025, which begins October 1, 2024. In addition to summarizing the key proposals that would impact GNYHA members in a recent ML, GNYHA has developed several tools to estimate the final...
June 12, 2024
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FY 2025 IPPS Payment Estimates Calculator

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2025, which begins October 1, 2024. This tool provides hospital-specific annual payment impacts for FY 2025.
June 12, 2024
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FY 2025 Proposed Rule Inpatient PPS Claim-Level Calculator

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2025, which begins October 1, 2024. This tool provides a claim-level calculator FY 2025.
June 12, 2024
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