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Behind the White Coat: Addiction Medicine Fellowship Trains Residents to Treat SUDs

While the number of people nationwide needing substance abuse treatment continues to grow, access to treatment combined with a looming physician shortage worsen the issue for patients seeking treatment. This month’s Behind the White Coat explores the need for additional training programs for physicians specializing in substance abuse disorders and spotlights a program at Montefiore…

January 16, 2020
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GNYHA to Promote February Heart Health Month on Twitter; Submission of Hospital CSPs

This bulletin describes GNYHA’s intention to promote hospital and health system heart health-related events during the month of February and reiterates GNYHA’s request for copies of the comprehensive Community Service Plan (CSP) material submitted to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in December 2019. GNYHA to Promote Member Heart Month February Events February…

January 23, 2020
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Health Care System Needs for Detonated IND Response in the NYC Region

This workgroup product identifies what is needed from local, state, and Federal partners to improve the overall response and contributions of the health care sector during the aftermath of a detonated improvised nuclear device (IND) in the NYC region. Informed by workgroup deliberations, GNYHA and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are using this…

January 23, 2020
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Background on IND Detonation in the NYC region

This slide set, summarizes and synthesizes details on how the New York area would be impacted by an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) detonation. It also details known and planned government response actions, and complementary capabilities.

January 23, 2020
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Novel Coronavirus Update Conference Call Follow-up; Important Numbers and Resources

GNYHA partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) on a conference call earlier today, briefing hospitals on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China. A recording of the call can be accessed here. Last week, the Centers for Disease…

January 22, 2020
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Additional State Budget Details, Including Significant Payer Reforms

The New York State Division of Budget (DOB) has released the budget bills to implement the proposed State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 Executive Budget. The Executive has identified $599 million in SFY 2020 Medicaid Global Cap administrative savings actions, including the 1% across-the-board (ATB) reduction implemented on January 1, to stay within this year’s Global…

January 22, 2020
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Hospital Key IND Response Actions by Topic

From the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, GNYHA collaborated with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct a series of workshops with hospital and government representatives to determine key hospital response strategies during the 72 hours immediately following the detonation of a nuclear device in the New…

January 22, 2020
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Hospital Key IND Response Actions by Zone

From the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, GNYHA collaborated with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct a series of workshops with hospital and government representatives to determine key hospital response strategies during the 72 hours immediately following the detonation of a nuclear device in the New…

January 22, 2020
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Governor Cuomo to Appoint an MRT to Help Close Huge Medicaid Budget Gap

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his Executive budget proposal today for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021, which begins on April 1, 2020. As he signaled in his January 8 State of the State address, he announced today that he will empanel a new Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) to make recommendations to the Executive and…

January 21, 2020
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New CMS Electronic Process for Reporting Hospital Deaths Associated with Restraints or Seclusion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new electronic submission process for Form CMS-10455, Report of a Hospital Death Associated with the Use of Restraint or Seclusion. The electronic form replaced the paper version effective December 2, 2019. As of January 1, 2020, the CMS Regional Office (RO) resource mailboxes stopped…

January 17, 2020
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Court’s Denial of Liver Allocation Lawsuit Injunction Brings New, More Equitable System One Step Closer

I am pleased to report a significant victory in our legal challenge to the nation’s liver allocation policy. The US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, bringing us another step closer to the implementation of a new, more equitable liver allocation system that will be…

January 17, 2020
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