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Community Spotlight: HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative

GNYHA’s video series “Hospitals for Healthier Communities” highlights hospital partnerships with community-based organizations. This video highlights Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) partnership with Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) to improve mobility and decrease pain in older Asian Americans through its Asian Community Bone Health Initiative. HSS provides exercise programs at VNSNY’s Chinatown Community…

December 10, 2019
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Submission of Hospital Comprehensive CSP Reports to DOH

This is a reminder to submit narrative hospital comprehensive 2019-2021 Community Service Plan (CSP) reports and accompanying implementation workplan tables—which are due to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) by December 31, 2019—to DOH’s special Prevention Agenda mailbox. Unlike in previous years, hospitals don’t need to upload their CSP submissions to DOH’s Health…

December 11, 2019
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DOH Proposes Elimination of Training Requirements for Limited Permits

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently proposed changes to regulations allowing physicians holding limited permits to work in hospital settings. A limited permit holder is an unlicensed physician who is authorized to practice medicine in New York under certain restrictions. The proposed change would eliminate specific training requirements that limited permit holders…

December 11, 2019
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Surprise Billing Compromise Will Severely Harm Hospitals; Urgent Advocacy Needed

New Federal surprise billing legislation includes several provisions that GNYHA believes will severely harm the ability of hospitals and physicians to provide affordable, high-quality patient care. The new bill represents a compromise reached by the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee—Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR)—and Senate Health, Education,…

December 11, 2019
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Hospitals Champion the Role of Care Partners

The New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), a joint initiative of GNYHA and the Healthcare Association of New York State, hosted a learning session on “The Power of the Care Partner.” The session included strategies and resources to bridge the gap between conceptualizing and implementing a care partner program. Collaborative Healthcare Strategies President Amy…

December 9, 2019
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DOH Submits Formal DSRIP Waiver Extension Proposal to CMS

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) last week sent a formal Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program extension request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the current Medicaid 1115 waiver, DSRIP ends on March 31, 2020. DOH has requested $8 billion over a four-year period and has structured…

December 9, 2019
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CMS Releases Request for Applications for Direct Contracting Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for its Direct Contracting Model Options. Direct Contracting includes two voluntary risk-sharing options and is targeted in particular toward beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). Direct Contracting builds on CMS initiatives involving Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), such as…

December 6, 2019
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January 2020 Medicaid Notice Rates

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released the January 1, 2020 inpatient Medicaid notice rate package. This package includes acute care, exempt unit and exempt hospital rates for Medicaid fee-for-service, Medicaid managed care, and Workers Compensation/No-Fault (WC/NF). See the attached DOH “Dear Administrator Letter,” but below is a summary. Acute Care The…

December 5, 2019
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Request for Participation in GNYHA 2020 Summer Enrichment Program

GNYHA is seeking hospitals and health systems to participate in our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), an internship program that promotes racial and ethnic diversity in health care management. I am asking that member institutions participate by sponsoring one or more interns for the summer of 2020. SEP is a 10-week paid internship for students pursuing…

December 4, 2019
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Aggregated Managed Care Enrollment – November 2019

This GNYHA–developed resource contains enrollment figures across the following plan types: Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, Health & Recovery Plans (HARP), Medicaid Managed Care including HARP, Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), Medicaid Advantage, and HIV/SNP. The data is aggregated and compiled from the Department of Health and values are calculated on a rolling monthly and…

December 3, 2019
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DOH Submits Formal DSRIP Waiver Extension Proposal

The New York State Department of Health’s (DOH) formal Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program extension request incorporates many of the public comments received since a Concept Paper was released on September 17. DOH submitted the request last week. While the overall request continues to be for $8 billion over a four-year period, DOH…

December 2, 2019
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