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GNYHA COVID-19 Resources and Supports, Critical Wave II Preparedness Efforts

With the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, GNYHA is reissuing this bulletin from October, which covers available resources, staff contact information for when support is needed, and current progress on critical efforts. New information includes updates to the Sit Stat 2.0 and Surge Staffing Resources sections. COVID-19 Information on the GNYHA Website Our…

November 25, 2020
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Public Health Agency Vaccination Guidance

Information concerning COVID-19 vaccination planning and distribution is moving rapidly. Below is a compilation of guidance materials specifically on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Please also refer to the COVID-19 Tracking and Regulatory Waivers page for updates on implementation of the State’s vaccination program and the COVID-19 Community, Patient, and Health Care Worker Health Education Material…

January 16, 2020
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility…

January 17, 2021
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Perspectives Podcast: Health Care and the Biden Administration

GNYHA’s Perspectives podcast takes a deep dive into hospital issues and operations. Each episode examines the perspectives of health care executives while discussing various topics. Ep. 4 – Health Care and the Biden Administration This episode of Perspectives takes an expert look at what to expect from the incoming Biden administration on health care. GNYHA’s David…

January 16, 2021
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Daily Morgue Census Report

The NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s Daily Morgue Census Report reflects the information from the previous day including decedent counts, morgue capacity, total numbers of claimed and unclaimed cases, and other key indicators, providing a citywide picture of in-hospital decedent volume and morgue capacity. Please note, the report only reflects information from hospital’s that completed…

January 16, 2021
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President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Proposal Includes State and Local Relief, Funding for Vaccination, Testing and Tracing

President-elect Joe Biden released the first of a two-part proposal outlining a comprehensive range of policy priorities that he will propose to Congress this year. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan includes significant state and local relief, funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, funding for COVID-19 testing and tracing, and proposals to expand health insurance coverage….

January 15, 2021
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New York State Volunteer Portal Now Open

Today, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced the availability of staffing enhancements similar to the State Volunteer Portal launched last spring. Requests for staff can be made through DOH’s Health Commerce System, as noted on the attached “Dear Administrator Letter” (DAL). There are two separate portals where volunteers can sign up. One…

January 15, 2021
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General Public Health Agency Coronavirus Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated CDC COVID Data Tracker — Interim Recommendations for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points/Emergency Communication Centers (PSAP/ECCs) in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic 7/15/2020 Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) 8/25/2020 Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively during the COVID-19 Pandemic 5/1/2020 Frequently Asked…

January 15, 2021
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Public Health Agency Surveillance and Testing Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for COVID-19 1/6/2021 Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 3/8/2020 Information for Laboratories about Coronavirus (COVID-19) 10/16/2020 Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with COVID-19 9/19/2020 Overview of Testing for…

January 15, 2021
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Cost-Sharing Waivers for Telehealth and COVID-19 Testing Extended for 60 Days

Emergency regulations that the New York State Department of Financial Services issued in the spring requiring New York insurers to waive all cost-sharing for telehealth services and for services required to diagnose or test for COVID-19 have been extended until March 5, 2021. The regulations were set to expire January 8. Providers should not collect…

January 14, 2021
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