Issue: September 15, 2017

Published on September 15, 2017

Articles in this issue:

CMS Releases the New MDS Section S Questions Which Become Effective October 1, 2017

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

New NYS‐Specific Items include:

See attached for full description of the questions. NYSHFA recommends reviewing these questions with your MDS coordinators or appropriate staff. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

DAL Regarding C. Auris in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please review the attached NYSDOH Dear Administrator Letter regarding the persistent threat of C. auris in hospital and nursing homes in New York State.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15