Heat Advisory for Thursday and Friday

A Twitter List by GNYHA GNYHA participated in an interagency call today hosted by New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) about the hot and humid conditions expected to impact the region starting tomorrow (Thursday). The call included a briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS). Please visit the NWS New York Office heat page for up-to-date...
August 3, 2022
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GME Data Brief – July 2022

This GME Data Brief is the fourth in a miniseries on health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), the Federal designation that can affect the allocation of GME opportunities such as funding and eligibility for additional residency slots. This edition focuses on member teaching hospitals and their associated sites, and the share of those sites located in...
July 29, 2022
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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...
August 5, 2022
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HHS Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

GNYHA participated in a number of calls today with government officials, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as well as Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, and received confirmation that monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency (PHE) under Section 319 of the Public Health Service...
August 4, 2022
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Monkeypox Updates and Resources

GNYHA continues to monitor the monkeypox outbreak and is providing members with rapidly evolving updates and guidance issued by State and Federal bodies. The following summarizes key updates from the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and national/Federal entities. New York State Updates...
August 4, 2022
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DOH Revises Instructions for Hospital Clinical Staffing Plan Informational Survey

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has provided new instructions via a recorded WebEx on how to enter and save the data required in the General Hospital Clinical Staffing Plan Informational survey submitted via HERDS. The WebEx can be accessed at: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/ldr.php?RCID=074cbe333a680c7e51d1ac7903e7ccaf. DOH paused data collection for this survey yesterday (August 3) from...
August 4, 2022
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Governor Hochul Announces Health Care Worker Bonus Program Portal Launch

New York Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of New York State’s Health Care Worker Bonus (HWB) program portal to implement the health care worker bonus provisions in the State fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 State budget. In addition to the portal, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has established the HWB program...
August 3, 2022
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IPPS Final Rule Impacts on Infection Prevention Reporting

On August 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. GNYHA summarized key provisions of the final rule in a Member Letter. A summary of the infection prevention-related changes finalized in the FY 2023 final rule is below. Medicare Promoting Interoperability...
August 2, 2022
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CMS Releases FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule. Rates under the FY 2023 SNF PPS will increase by 2.7%, or about $904 million. This rate update includes the first of two -2.3% “parity adjustments” to phase in the...
August 2, 2022
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CMS Releases FY 2023 IPPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. CMS will increase operating payment rates by 4.3%, which it estimates will result in a $2.6 billion increase in hospital payments in FY 2023, which begins October 1. This increase will be offset...
August 1, 2022
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CMS RFI Seeks Feedback on Medicare Advantage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on multiple facets of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. CMS is looking for feedback on strengthening MA in ways that align with the Vision for Medicare and CMS Strategic Pillars, which emphasize health equity, person-centered care, and access...
August 1, 2022
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HRSA Announces Application Cycles for Programs to Strengthen and Increase Nurse Workforce

The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently announced open application cycles for two programs to increase the nurse workforce, improve access to nursing education, and create educational opportunities to develop the nurse workforce. Approximately $15 million is available for two opportunities within...
August 1, 2022
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