In anticipation of patient transfer needs over the holiday weekend, GNYHA is sharing a redacted version of a member’s policy on rapid transfer (attached) pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 202.79. The EO waives the discharge requirements found in 10 NYCRR 405.9(h)(7) to the extent necessary to allow hospitals to rapidly transfer or receive COVID-19 patients during the emergency and implement inter- and intra-system load balancing. The sample policy includes steps for transfer, talking points, and information about documentation. By virtue of EO 202.87, the directive in EO 202.79 is effective through January 29, 2021.
Model Policy on Rapid Transfer
December 31, 2020
GNYHA Comments on NYS Surge and Flex Health Coordination System
GNYHA has submitted the attached comment letter regarding the Surge and Flex rule proposed by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for adoption as permanent regulations. GNYHA generally supports the proposed regulations and appreciates DOH’s responsiveness to our members’ concerns in prior revisions to the emergency rule. In our comment letter, however, we...
April 18, 2022
DFS Extends Suspension of Certain Preauthorization Requirements
In response to GNYHA advocacy, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has released a supplement to Circular Letter No.1 directing New York health plans to extend the suspension of preauthorization requirements for certain services through February 28, 2022. The suspension applies to: Transfers between in-network hospitals within the same hospital system or...
February 4, 2022
Fatality Management Document Portal & Resource Hub for NYC Hospitals
GNYHA, in collaboration with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS), has created this document portal and resource hub to house all documents and guidance related to fatality management...
January 18, 2022