Interview
Behind the White Coat: Lyuba Konopasek, MD

Developing robust faculty development programs is integral to enabling teaching hospitals to meet their missions. Physician educators need the tools to provide an optimal learning environment to best train future physicians to meet the needs of patients. GNYHA is committed to helping members develop resources to continuously improve faculty teaching skills and meet accreditation requirements…

July 17, 2019
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Summary Table of the 2019 NYS Legislative Session

This table summarizes bills of significant interest to GNYHA members from the recently completed 2019 Albany legislative session. Bills that passed both houses of the Legislature now head to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who must either sign or veto them before the end of the year. Here are some highlights from this year’s session: Hospital Emergency…

June 26, 2019
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Reporting Hospital Deaths Associated with Restraints or Seclusion

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently sent a letter to hospital chief executive officers that provides updated information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office contacts who should be notified of a death of a patient associated with the use of restraints or seclusion in the following: Article…

July 18, 2019
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CMS Proposes New Payment Models, including ESRD and Radiation Oncology Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed two new mandatory payment models through its Innovation Center: the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model and the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiotherapy (RT) treatments. CMS also proposed four voluntary models for patients with kidney disease. The proposed models were announced concurrently…

July 17, 2019
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House Subcommittee Debates Medicaid DSH, Surprise Billing

The Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee last week debated and advanced several health care bills to the full Committee, which GNYHA expects will take up these this week. Most importantly, the Committee considered an amendment to partially repeal the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts, and the Committee’s surprise billing proposal, the No Surprises Act…

July 15, 2019
Goverment
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GNYHA Hosts Health Systems Engineering Community of Practice Meeting

A recent GNYHA Health Systems Engineering Community of Practice (CoP) meeting provided an opportunity for those who work or have an interest in the health care systems engineering field to gather, network, share, and learn from their peers. Mohammad T. Khasawneh, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Systems Science & Industrial Engineering (SSIE)…

July 15, 2019
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OMH Finalizes Updates to Telemental Health Services Regulations

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has finalized revisions to Part 596 of Title 14 NYCRR, its telemental health services regulations. The updated regulations expand the types of practitioners who can provide telemental health services; expand the permissible patient and provider locations where telemental health services can be delivered; and permit additional…

July 11, 2019
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Speak Out Against City Council Nurse Staffing Ratios Resolution

The New York City Council Hospitals Committee recently held a hearing to consider a resolution in support of an Albany bill to impose rigid nurse staffing ratios on every hospital and nursing home in New York State. The hearing ended without a vote on the measure, which is sponsored by Council Member Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx)….

July 11, 2019
Goverment
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2017 Medicaid DSH ICP/UPL Model Recast

Outpatient Voluntary Hospital UPL Swap The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has recast the 2017 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) Indigent Care Pool (ICP)/Upper Payment Limit (UPL) distribution model to reallocate a portion of the ICP distribution to the voluntary hospital outpatient UPL swap. Based on demonstrated outpatient UPL room, $22 million will be…

July 11, 2019
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Data
ASC Calculator April 2019

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 April 1, 2019.

July 10, 2019
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OPPS Calculator April 2019

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 April 1, 2019.

July 10, 2019
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