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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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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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Measures and Performance Periods for FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule

This spreadsheet provides measure and domain, domain weight, IQR, payment program, and VBP threshold and benchmark data for Medicare performance-based programs.

September 14, 2018
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ASC Calculator July 2018

GNYHA has developed the attached Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) “calculator” to help facilities appropriately estimate ASC payment rates by HCPCS code. This file reflects the ASC payment rates effective July 1, 2018

September 11, 2018
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OPPS Calculator July 2018

GNYHA has developed the attached outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) “calculator” to help facilities appropriately estimate hospital-specific OPPS payments. This file reflects the OPPS payment rates effective July 1, 2018

September 11, 2018
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