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GME Data Brief

GNYHA is pleased to release the inaugural edition of the GME Data Brief. This new publication will highlight important graduate medical education (GME) and physician workforce data findings for our members and other interested stakeholders. The July 2020 edition of the Data Brief includes information on the distribution of GME sponsoring institutions in different regions…

July 30, 2020
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GNYHA Television Ads: Hospitals are Safe and Ready to Treat You, Delaying Your Care Can be Harmful

GNYHA is launching a major campaign to inform the public that hospitals in the New York City area are safe and ready to treat non-COVID-19 patients, and that delaying care can be harmful. The four-week, $6 million campaign is anchored by two 30-second television ads in which real doctors from downstate hospitals inform viewers that…

June 9, 2020
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility…

August 5, 2020
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GNYHA Develops “Lessons Learned and Recommendations” Documents Related to COVID-19 Patient Surge

GNYHA has developed several lessons learned and recommendations documents related to this spring’s initial COVID-19 patient surge. The documents explore key areas in which GNYHA worked on behalf of our member hospitals and health systems, and focus on the interface between members and response agencies and the operations they carried out. Documents on data collection,…

August 4, 2020
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Aggregated Managed Care Enrollment – July 2020

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…

August 4, 2020
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DFS Announces Implementation of Dispute Resolution Law

Legislation subjecting out-of-network emergency hospital bills to independent dispute resolution (IDR) was enacted in 2019 with an effective date of January 1, 2020 (see attached summary of key provisions). Implementation of the new law was delayed while processes were being developed, and then by the COVID-19 emergency. The New York State Department of Financial Services…

August 3, 2020
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Assembly and Senate Meet, Eye Fall Return

The Legislature reconvened virtually on July 20 and worked late into the night of July 23. Our top priority during this brief session was preserving the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (EDTPA), which provides qualified liability protections for hospitals and their workers (among other health care entities and their workers) during the COVID-19 emergency….

August 3, 2020
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Legislature Plans COVID-19 Health Care Hearings

The Assembly and Senate will examine residential health care facilities and hospitals in August as part of a series of joint hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic. Two will focus on nursing homes: today’s hearing will look at New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. A second hearing, on August 10, will focus on Upstate…

August 3, 2020
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Growing Support in the Senate for Medicare Advance Payment Relief

GNYHA members and hospitals nationwide used the CARES Act’s Medicare Advance program, which allowed hospitals to receive a six-month Medicare advance during the first COVID-19 surge. While these advances provided much needed relief, the recoupment period is set to begin in the coming month while many providers remain in precarious financial positions. GNYHA’s top legislative…

August 3, 2020
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$8.5 Billion in Hot Spot Funding Released

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on July 17 plans to distribute $8.5 billion in “hot spot” funding from the COVID-19 provider relief fund. The funding will be distributed to hospitals that experienced 161 or more COVID-19 admissions between January 1-June 10, 2020, or experienced a disproportionate intensity of COVID-19 admissions. Hospitals…

August 3, 2020
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Senate Republicans Release New COVID-19 Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a new COVID-19 response proposal, the HEALS Act, last week. The legislation attempts to bolster the nations’ COVID-19 response via economic relief for businesses, support for the health care system, funding to reopen schools this fall, and liability protections for a range of entities including hospitals. The bill…

August 3, 2020
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HHS Launches Telemedicine Learning Series for Ambulatory Providers

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has partnered with the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico and the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network to deliver a 10-week, virtual learning community to support telemedicine implementation. The series will highlight best practices related to telemedicine workflows, documentation, and reimbursement. It will…

August 3, 2020
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