Issue: December 16, 2013

Published on December 16, 2013

Articles in this issue:

DOH Revises 2013 Nursing Home Quality Pool Results

Author: Nancy Leveille and Carl Pucci* Published in Clinical & Quality

 

NYSHFA has been working with DOH since they posted the original NH 2013 Quality Pool results advocating for member issues. Today, DOH posted the REVISED results of the 2013 NH Quality Pool on the HCS.

Four issues were discovered with the original pool results that needed to be addressed and DOH has made the changes required. Therefore, these revised results may differ from the original scores you received. NYSHFA advises that you review your new scores and utilize the updated DAL, Interpretation and Methodology attachments to assist you in this process.

The first attachment is the Administrator letter and it provides clarification on the revisions and instructions on accessing your facility's one-page report. The second attachment outlines the methodology for the 2013 NH QP and the third attachment provides instructions on how to interpret your facility’s one-page report.

The Department will be publicly releasing these results in the near future and will make the dataset available on Health Data NY. If you have questions, please contact Raina Josberger at NHQP@health.state.ny.us and also let us at NYSHFA know what issues still remain.

  NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36


 

DOH Survey Related to Residents with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris* Published in Clinical & Quality

 

The Department of Health (DOH) is collecting information on residents who have a diagnosis of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as an outcome of a very low response to the Dementia grants that they offered this fall. The deadline for completion of the OSC survey regarding nursing home care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is COB December 17, 2013. If you have not already completed the survey, a pdf version is attached for assistance in displaying information needed to be filled out via the electronic survey, which can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DOH-Nursing-Home-Communications.

  NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15


NYSHFA 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Author: Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor* Published in Communication

Attached are the NYSHFA 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards Program Brochure and Nomination Form.

NYSHFA sponsors an annual Volunteer of the Year award to recognize outstanding volunteers serving in member health care facilities. The winners will be honored at the Association's Awards Ceremony during the NYSHFA / NYSCAL Annual Convention, June 29 – July 2, 2014 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY.  Nominations must be submitted to NYSHFA by mail or fax no later than February 7, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne O’Connor at NYSHFA.

NYSHFA Contacts:         

 

Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

 

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

 

 

 

 

 

OMIG: Compliance Certification Deadlines

Author: Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris* Published in Finance & Reimbursement

 

New York State Social Services Law Section 363-d Certification Reminder

All New York State Medicaid providers who are required to have a compliance program under New York State Social Services Law Section 363-d must certify that their compliance programs are effective each year.  The certification must be completed during the month of December.  The Social Services Law certification is an online certification that can be accessed on OMIG’s website at www.omig.ny.gov under the Compliance tab.  Look for the Certification sub-tab and look for the form under the heading “NYS Mandatory Provider Compliance Programs.”  Frequently asked questions and directions are also located there.  Additionally, when you complete the certification, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from OMIG and a confirmation receipt.  We encourage you to print a copy and keep it on file.

Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Certification Reminder

If you are a NYS Medicaid provider subject to the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), you must provide a certification that you are meeting the DRA’s requirements.  The certification must be completed each year prior to January 1st.  The DRA certification is an online certification that can be accessed on OMIG’s website at www.omig.ny.gov under the Compliance tab.Look for the Certification sub-tab and look for the form under the heading “Federal Deficit Reduction Act.”  You will also find frequently asked questions and directions located there.  Additionally, when you complete the certification you will receive a confirmation e-mail from OMIG and a confirmation receipt.  We encourage you to print a copy and keep it on file.


If you have questions about either certification, please send an e-mail to compliance@omig.ny.gov.

  NYSHFA CONTACTS: Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36
  Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20