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GNYHA President’s Annual Remarks: 2019 Annual Meeting & Reception

GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske and senior staffers David Rich, Elisabeth Wynn, Kathleen Shure, and Jonathan Cooper presented “To Know Where You’re Going… You Have to Know Where You’ve Been” at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Reception on May 14.

May 15, 2019
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Mass Casualty Incident Response Toolkit

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) prepared this toolkit to help member hospitals develop and improve their mass casualty response plans. Mass casualty incident (MCI) response is a critical focus area for GNYHA and its member hospitals. Over the past several years, GNYHA’s collaborative planning efforts for MCI response, in coordination with government response agencies…

April 26, 2019
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Council, de Blasio Administration Address Waste Hauling Industry

City officials are focusing on reforming the commercial waste hauling industry with the goal of reducing pollution and improving worker safety. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has proposed dividing the City into 20 zones that would be serviced by three to five carters each. Unions—including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council…

May 17, 2019
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Two Bipartisan Surprise Billing Proposals Introduced

The House Energy & Commerce Committee and members of the Senate Finance Committee both introduced bipartisan discussion drafts to address surprise medical billing this week. Both pieces of legislation seek to end the “balance billing” practice, with the House bill subjecting certain providers to civil monetary penalties if they balance bill patients without notice. Both…

May 17, 2019
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GME Day of Action

The Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) “GME Day of Action” last Monday included a Capitol Hill briefing to educate Congressional staff on Medicare’s role in developing the physician workforce. GNYHA attended and met with staffers to discuss policies to bolster the physician workforce. GNYHA, AAMC, and many others, including GNYHA members, also amplified the…

May 17, 2019
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Medicare Proposed Rule for FY 2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Payments

On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019. The rule includes proposed updates to the payment rates, case mix group (CMG) relative weights, and outlier threshold. CMS also…

May 17, 2019
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Resources Related to Current Measles Outbreak

NYC DOHMH Letter: Ensuring Immunity of Health Care Workers This letter provides guidance to health care facilities for determining immunity to measles among employees and contractors who have contact with patients. The letter details how an employee or contractor can demonstrate immunity, as well as provides information about post-exposure prophylaxis and exclusion from work. The…

May 17, 2019
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House Infrastructure Bill Includes Hospital Funding

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that includes over $2 billion for hospital infrastructure projects. The Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act seeks to bolster America’s deteriorating infrastructure by making critical investments in projects that would help the United States combat climate change, protect public health and the…

May 16, 2019
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FY 2020 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule Calculator

On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020, which begins on October 1, 2019. The rule includes proposed updates to the payment rates, case mix group (CMG) relative weights, and outlier threshold. This IRF…

May 16, 2019
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New Liver Allocation Policy Goes into Effect After Judge Denies Request for TRO

I am very pleased to report that the new liver allocation policy that resulted from a GNYHA-supported lawsuit filed last year went into effect today after a judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO). A group of patients and transplant centers largely from the South and Midwest sued to block implementation of…

May 14, 2019
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