Cyber Disruption Toolkit

GNYHA has developed this comprehensive Cyber Disruption Toolkit to help member hospitals develop and improve their preparedness and response capabilities related to cyber disruptions. The toolkit stems from years of internal effort by the GNYHA Cyber Committee and Emergency Preparedness Team and is informed by the knowledge and experience of our members (GNYHA has convened...
May 6, 2024
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Bipartisan Senate Finance Committee Discussion Draft Invests in Medicare GME

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 graduate medical education (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) support, with a focus on bolstering primary care and...
May 28, 2024
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City Council to Hold Hearings on Organ Equity, Mental Health Crises Responses

The Hospitals Committee will hold a hearing on “Organ Transplant Equity in New York City” at 1:00 p.m. on June 13. The Committee will discuss Introduction 0343-2024, which would establish an Office of Organ Transplant Equity within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Office would partner with transplant centers and offer information and...
May 24, 2024
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Session Has Two Weeks Remaining; GNYHA Advocates for Top Priorities

Below are GNYHA’s priorities and their status as the 2024 legislative session winds down. We strongly encourage you to tell your legislators how these issues would affect your institutions and the communities they serve. Medical Indemnity Fund (A.10301-A, Paulin) Requires the MIF to accept new enrollments in the current fiscal year and mandates that the...
May 24, 2024
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Activity: Telehealth, Hospital at Home, and FDA

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health marked up legislation last week that would extend for two years the expiring COVID-19 PHE telehealth flexibilities and the CMS Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver. The bill aligns with the legislation the House Ways and Means Committee marked up earlier this month and will...
May 24, 2024
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DOH Communications and Updates

At the recent New York State Department of Health (DOH) Office for Aging and Long-Term Care meeting with associations, DOH highlighted several updates for continuing care providers: Providers should review and regularly update contact information for staff in the state Health Commerce System (HCS) and check the HCS often to receive important, and often time-sensitive,...
May 24, 2024
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Governor Hochul to Invest $58 Million in State’s MIF, Ending Enrollment Suspension and Easing Hospitals’ Cost Concerns for Now

As the New York Times reported this morning, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to announce today that her administration will invest $58 million in the State’s Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF). The intent is to adequately fund the MIF for the rest of the State fiscal year, thereby lifting the suspension on new enrollments...
May 24, 2024
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CQFP Class 15 Materials

Additional Materials Date RCA Session Pre-work April 11, 2024 Measurement and Performance in the Medicare Quality-Based Payment Programs Pre-work Retreat: May 30-31 Cover Page PowerPoint PDF Related Materials CQFP May 2024 Retreat Agenda n/a n/a Aligning Clinical Quality and Performance-Based Payment Aligning Clinical Quality and Performance-Based Payment (A. Chin, J. Gravina) n/a The Patient Voice...
May 24, 2024
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Health Workforce Funding Opportunities

GNYHA provides members with the tools to develop and maintain a workforce that delivers high-quality patient care and biomedical innovations. This webpage highlights Federal and state funding opportunities currently accepting applications and details future funding opportunities for which members are eligible to apply. Open Funding Opportunities This section is updated regularly and features funding opportunities...
May 24, 2024
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CMS Opens Registration for QPP Reporting Alternative Framework

CMS has begun registration for clinicians seeking to use a new alternative framework for reporting data under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The traditional Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requires the reporting of data in four categories. CMS calculates scores in each category and adjusts participant’s Medicare Part B claims according to the total score....
May 21, 2024
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Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule Introduces Payment Model for Episodic Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Federal fiscal year (FY) 2025 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which includes the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), a proposed mandatory payment model for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who undergo certain surgical procedures. TEAM would make participating acute care hospitals accountable for...
May 21, 2024
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