Issue: July 26, 2018

Published on July 26, 2018

Articles in this issue:

CMS Update on Payroll-Based Journal

Author: Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille

CMS has updated PBJ information on Nursing Home Compare and the next quarter (April 1- June 30, 2018). PBJ data is due no later than August 14, 2018. See announcement from AHCA attached for full information and resources available to assist you.


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

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

37th Annual Health Care Open

Author: Scott Jackson

On September 24th, NYSHFA/NYSCAL will host the 37th Annual Health Care Open at the Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park.

Click here for additional details. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference


NYSHFA/NYSCAL invite you to our 3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. “Embracing Adversity & Emerging Stronger”, Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road, Albany, NY.  Please click here to view registration options.

Exhibitor Opportunities are also available. Information can be found on the above link!

Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27


Save the Date! 23rd Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show


Mark your calendars now for the NYSHFA/NYSCAL 23rd Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be held on November 14-15th at the Albany Marriott located at 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY.  Educational offerings will include: DOH Updates, Legal & Legislative Updates, Reimbursement updates and more.  Registration details coming in September. 

First Line Manager Program


The 2018 Fall First Line Manager Program will be taking place at the NYSHFA Office in Albany beginning Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 9:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This eight day program will provide the opportunity to learn new leadership skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore supervisory strategies, and operationally apply the skills and competencies that are needed to be an effective First Line Manager/Supervisor in today’s SNF setting.


Click Here for Brochure and Application.

Free Cybersecurity Webinar


Cybersecurity and HIPAA for Boards and Directors - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This webinar will discuss the importance of cyber security as a matter of preparedness based on a recent HHS Office for Civil Rights Notice and applicable legal obligations.


Click Here for Webinar Flyer including registration link.

Audio Conference - Where is the Value in Your Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)?


On August 16th NYSHFA will host an Audio Conference entitled "Where is the Value in Your Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)? It's no surprise to skilled nursing facility leaders that quality outcomes is the new holy grail. Understanding how CMS collects this data and the methodology used to report on these quality measures is the first step to ensuring your performance is adequate or identifying an opportunity for improvement. Leaders must also understand the mechanisms that populate the CMS QRP Measures, establish processes for reviewing this data routinely, compare outcomes to benchmarks (national, state, corporate, etc.), and ensure timely identification of quality improvement opportunities.

Click here for additional details. 


Seminar Announcement: Taking Control of YOUR Data, September 18th


Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on Tuesday, September 18th for a seminar entitled "Taking Control of YOUR Data" presented by Amy Lee of Coretactics. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn | Rochester University & Medical Center at 30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY. 

Healthcare organizations across the continuum are recognizing that data is their most valuable tool when it comes to marketing and proving their quality of care. Data is all around you and is essential to operational survival and fueling your Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. QAPI is a data driven and proactive approach to quality improvement that encompasses key stakeholders of an organization such as residents, families, staff, physicians and the community.  

Click here for more details.

Exhibitor space is also available!