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Celebrating 10 Years of CQFP

GNYHA and United Hospital Fund (UHF) are proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), a unique opportunity for clinicians to gain quality improvement expertise. On behalf of GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske and UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, we thank the hospitals and health systems that have contributed greatly…

November 5, 2018
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CQFP: The Importance of the Capstone Project

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), we asked some of the program leadership, faculty, and former fellows to share what CQFP has meant to them. This is the third in a three video series about CQFP, the value of mentorship, and the importance of the capstone project.

November 5, 2018
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CQFP: The Value of Mentorship

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP), we asked some of the program leadership, faculty, and former fellows to share what CQFP has meant to them. This is the second in a three video series about CQFP, the value of mentorship, and the importance of the capstone project.

November 5, 2018
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GNYHA, Afya Foundation Deliver Medical Supplies to Health Center in Puerto Rico

On November 8, in conjunction with the annual SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference, GNYHA and the Afya Foundation sponsored a visit to CSMPR Hatillo, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Hatillo, a village 90 minutes from San Juan on the island’s northern coast. During the visit, GNYHA and Afya donated a number of medical supplies…

November 12, 2018
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Self-Care Spotlighted at Innovations in Patient Engagement Symposium

A GNYHA symposium on Innovations in Patient Engagement last week highlighted projects and programs implemented across New York State to help patients participate in their care, view health care providers as partners, and engage in self-management. In the keynote address, Alan Manning, Executive Vice President at Planetree, an international patient-centered care organization, emphasized that empathy, respect,…

November 12, 2018
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Medicare DSH Payments

The amount of Federal DSH funds a state can receive is limited by state-specific allotments established by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, which are updated annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, New York State received $1.8 billion of the $12.3 billion in Medicaid DSH…

November 12, 2018
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The Leapfrog Group Releases Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group has released the Fall 2018 update to its Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade blends measures from their own survey, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement, and publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assign grades A through F…

November 9, 2018
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Fall 2018 Release Tool

The Leapfrog Group releases their Hospital Safety Grades twice a year, assigning letter grades from A through F. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated using nationally recognized measures from the Leapfrog Survey, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and…

November 9, 2018
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FY 2019 Final Rule IPPS Claim-Level Calculator

GNYHA has developed this fiscal year (FY) 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Calculator for GNYHA members. This workbook provides estimates of FY 2019 inpatient calculation, new technology add-on payment, outlier calculation, and transfer payment calculation based on publicly available files. References to data sources are available in the table.

November 9, 2018
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FY 2019 Final Rule IPPS Payment Estimator

GNYHA has developed this facility-specific Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) Payment Estimator to provide estimates of fiscal year (FY) 2018 (final CN) and FY 2019 (final CN) IPPS payment based on publicly available files. References to all data sources are available in the table. To use the calculator, select your facility from the drop down…

November 9, 2018
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FY 2020 Average Hourly Wage Calculation and Comparison with FY 2018–20

GNYHA has prepared this tool that shows fiscal year (FY) 2020 preliminary wage data from Worksheet S-3, Part II. This worksheet shows how Part II data corresponds to Part III data, and the steps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services takes to calculate the average hourly wage. The FY 2018–20 portion of this worksheet compares…

November 9, 2018
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Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Payment Final Rule for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule for calendar year (CY) 2019. CMS proposes updates to the ESRD PPS rates, the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate, the Transitional Drug Add-On Payment Adjustment (TDAPA), and the ESRD Quality Incentive…

November 8, 2018
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