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Celebrating 10 Years of CQFP

GNYHA and United Hospital Fund (UHF) are proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), a unique opportunity for clinicians to gain quality improvement expertise. On behalf of GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske and UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, we thank the hospitals and health systems that have contributed greatly…

November 5, 2018
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CQFP: The Importance of the Capstone Project

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), we asked some of the program leadership, faculty, and former fellows to share what CQFP has meant to them. This is the third in a three video series about CQFP, the value of mentorship, and the importance of the capstone project.

November 5, 2018
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CQFP: The Value of Mentorship

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), we asked some of the program leadership, faculty, and former fellows to share what CQFP has meant to them. This is the second in a three video series about CQFP, the value of mentorship, and the importance of the capstone project.

November 5, 2018
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“Public Charge” Resources and Submission of Patient Impact Stories to GNYHA

On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule in the Federal Register on “public charge,” a determination by the Federal government that makes certain legal immigrants ineligible to change their immigration status. GNYHA, its members, other health care and social services providers, and immigrants’ rights groups believe the proposed…

November 13, 2018
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GNYHA, Afya Foundation Deliver Medical Supplies to Health Center in Puerto Rico

On November 8, in conjunction with the annual SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference, GNYHA and the Afya Foundation sponsored a visit to CSMPR Hatillo, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Hatillo, a village 90 minutes from San Juan on the island’s northern coast. During the visit, GNYHA and Afya donated a number of medical supplies…

November 12, 2018
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Self-Care Spotlighted at Innovations in Patient Engagement Symposium

A GNYHA symposium on Innovations in Patient Engagement last week highlighted projects and programs implemented across New York State to help patients participate in their care, view health care providers as partners, and engage in self-management. In the keynote address, Alan Manning, Executive Vice President at Planetree, an international patient-centered care organization, emphasized that empathy, respect,…

November 12, 2018
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Medicare DSH Payments

Like regular Medicaid payments, states must provide local funds (the percentages vary by state) to receive Federal DSH funds. States have flexibility to determine the distribution of DSH funding to individual hospitals, but the Federal government caps the amount of DSH funding that individual hospitals can receive at their “DSH cap”—their losses from treating Medicaid…

November 12, 2018
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The Leapfrog Group Releases Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group has released the Fall 2018 update to its Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade blends measures from their own survey, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement, and publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assign grades A through F…

November 9, 2018
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Fall 2018 Release Tool

The Leapfrog Group releases their Hospital Safety Grades twice a year, assigning letter grades from A through F. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated using nationally recognized measures from the Leapfrog Survey, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and…

November 9, 2018
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