This plan was provided by The American College of Emergency Physicians. It informs health care personnel, public health, and government officials at all levels of the necessary capabilities that must be present for successful emergency department management of an outbreak of COVID-19. It also enumerates the necessary actions that must be taken to attain these capabilities. The performance of the necessary actions will fall to parties including professional associations, government entities at the federal, state and local levels, public health officials and departments at the federal, state and local levels, and hospitals – administrators, medical staff, nursing and support services. Those entities should undertake the necessary operational planning to assure their performance prior to, during and following an outbreak of COVID-19. The plan serves as a guide for emergency departments to address the interdependencies that are necessary for successful management of such an incident. The goal of this guidance is to protect the health care infrastructure and ensure the delivery of emergency medical treatment during a large-scale epidemic or pandemic.
National Strategic Plan for ED Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks
March 16, 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