NYS Health Care Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Toolkit

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Order pursuant to Section 16 of the Public Health Law implementing the announcement that general hospitals and nursing homes must continuously require covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose received by September 27. The Order states that there should...
September 21, 2021
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2022-23 Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Brochure

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) is a 15-month program sponsored by the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) to develop and nurture the next generation of clinical quality leaders in the New York metropolitan region. The 2022-23 application is available here: https://gnyha.wufoo.com/forms/20222023-cqfp-application/ Receipt deadline for all materials is Monday, November 15,...
September 13, 2021
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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...
September 28, 2021
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DOH Opens 2021 Application Cycle for Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has requested abstracts for the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program’s (ECRIP) 2021 cycle. ECRIP provides funding for New York teaching hospitals to train physicians in clinical research. The application deadline is November 1, 2021. Teaching hospital applicants should submit their abstracts as soon as possible to expedite...
September 27, 2021
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GNYHA Testifies at New York City Council Hearing on Resident Wellness

The New York City Council Committee on Hospitals held an oversight hearing last week on “NYC Interns and Residents’ Wellness and Health.” GNYHA Senior Vice President Tim Johnson’s testimony addressed work hours regulations, member hospital activities to support resident wellbeing, and GNYHA initiatives to help interns and residents and promote wellness. GNYHA’s Clinician Well-being Advisory...
September 27, 2021
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New York State Guidance on Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) provided new guidance on booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) amendment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. The New York State guidance authorizes providers to...
September 27, 2021
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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Address Potential Staffing Shortages

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced this morning a plan to address potential staffing shortages related to the State’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers. The Governor remains committed (as does GNYHA) to Monday’s deadline for all health care workers to receive at least their first dose of vaccine. GNYHA has been in close...
September 25, 2021
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Updated DOH Guidance on How to Request COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) updated its September 18 guidance to providers on requesting COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics. Weekly requests for a supply of mAb therapeutics for COVID-19 should be submitted through the Health Commerce System (HCS). To be eligible to submit requests, providers must: Have an active HCS account Have...
September 24, 2021
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Continuing Care Vaccination Updates

State Update New York Governor Kathy Hochul has reiterated the New York State requirement for hospitals and nursing facilities to vaccinate staff against COVID-19 by September 27 and all other health care staff by October 7. GNYHA reminds members that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is requesting that providers complete a supplemental...
September 24, 2021
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GNYHA Comments on CY 2022 OPPS Proposed Rule

Last week, GNYHA submitted comments (attached) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system proposed rule. The final rule is expected to be published by November 1, with an effective date of January 1, 2022. Price...
September 24, 2021
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