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Governor Cuomo and Allies Win Democratic Primaries; Former IDC Senators Defeated

Governor Andrew Cuomo decisively defeated his Democratic primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon, by over 30 percentage points (65% to 34%) in yesterday’s New York State primary elections. The Governor’s victory was impressive by any measure. Unlike four years ago, when his challenger won most upstate counties, this time Governor Cuomo handily won the vast majority of…

September 14, 2018
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GNYHA Members Prepare for Coastal Storm Season

August 1 marks the unofficial beginning of the North Atlantic’s hurricane season and GNYHA and its members have been hard at work to prepare for the season. GNYHA led a workgroup earlier this year that focused on expanding hospitals’ ability to receive patients during coastal storms, including patients evacuated from hospitals located in a flood…

July 30, 2018
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CMS Proposed Rule Aims to Reduce Provider Burden Related to CoPs and CfCs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule and accompanying fact sheet that aims to streamline, reduce the frequency of, and, in some cases, eliminate certain Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) and Conditions for Coverage (CfC). The changes are part of CMS’s efforts to reduce procedural burdens on providers…

September 21, 2018
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Improving Residency Program and CBO Collaboration: A Guide to Developing Innovative Partnerships

GNYHA has developed the attached Improving Residency Program and Community-Based Organization Collaboration: A Guide to Developing Innovative Partnerships toolkit to help residency programs engage in mutually beneficial partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to train residents on social determinants of health. Residents who understand the importance of addressing social determinants of health can better address the needs…

September 21, 2018
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Template for GNYHA Members to Comment on Severely Harmful Medicare Site-Neutral Proposals

In the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to apply the site-neutral payment rate (currently 40% of the OPPS rate) to evaluation and management (E&M) services, as well as to any “new” services, provided at off-campus hospital outpatient departments that…

September 20, 2018
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Sepsis Updates: Hospital Sepsis Audit Report Corrections Due on Sept. 30; Hour-1 Bundle Status

Hospitals should review and correct their 2017 New York State Sepsis Initiative Adult and Pediatric Audit Reports by September 30. All 2017 hospital sepsis case-level data will be frozen on October 1, and IPRO will use the data to develop the 2017 New York State Department of Health (DOH) sepsis public report. Previous public reports…

September 19, 2018
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Invitation to Join the High-Risk Quality Collaborative

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), the New York State Department of Health (DOH), and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) invite you to participate in the High-Risk Quality Collaborative. This new initiative will help hospitals implement best practices in screening, assessing and discharge…

September 19, 2018
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GNYHA Hosts ACGME Workgroup on Accreditation and Medically Underserved Areas

GNYHA recently hosted meetings with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s workgroup on accreditation and medically underserved areas. Comprised of both ACGME staff and external members, the workgroup has been studying ongoing national efforts to address workforce needs and exploring how accreditation influences workforce development. The ACGME’s recent formation of this workgroup signals…

September 17, 2018
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MLMIC Demutualization Enters Next Phase; GNYHA Advocacy Succeeds

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) recently completed two milestones in its process to demutualize and be acquired by an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway. Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) approved the proposed conversion of the company from a mutual to a stock insurance company and the proposed sale….

September 17, 2018
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GNYHA Helps Members Prepare for UN General Assembly

GNYHA hosted a conference call last week to help member hospitals prepare for the upcoming 2018 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, which begins on September 18 and runs through October 5. The call included briefings by the US Secret Service, the US Department of State Diplomatic Security Services, New York City…

September 17, 2018
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FY 2019 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

September 14, 2018
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