Issue: October 15, 2018

Published on October 15, 2018

Articles in this issue:

Town Hall Call – October 18, 2018

Author: Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

This is a reminder that our next Town Hall call is scheduled for this Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

These calls will be for NYSHFA members only. There is no need to register. We request that each facility only use one telephone line/facility to listen in each month, so we can continue to provide this service with no cost. We do plan to record these meetings in case you are unable to attend. 

NYSHFA Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:00 am – 12:00 noon 

Call-in Number:  1-800-220-9875; Passcode:  14227658#

AGENDA

  1. Welcome
  2. Update on DOH Meetings
  1. ROP – Phase III
  1. Labor Law: Sexual Harassment
  2. Survey Update – LMC
  3. Next Steps:  evaluation of calls 

Fall Conference / Pre-Con (November 13 – 15, 2018)
LMC – Webinar: Year Assessment of Survey Issues (December 14, 2018) 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Linda Elizaitis

lmelizaitis@cmscg.net
http://cmscompliancegroup.com
631.692.4422 

Please note:  during the session you can email Nancy Leveille at nleveille@nyshfa.org with any questions or comments. We will respond to these questions as time permits or in follow-up communication to members. 

You will also receive an e-mail with this information. 

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

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

NYS DOH releases revised MDS Section S Instructions

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please see link included for the revised Section S instructions, posted 10/15/18 on the Department’s website. The revised instructions provide additional information on S0185-Discharge to Hospital and corrects information on S8055- Payor Source, which had inadvertently been captured from a prior version.

https://health.ny.gov/professionals/nursing_home_administrator/docs/2018-10-01_section_s_instructions.pdf 

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

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

NYS DOH HEALTH ADVISORY: ENTEROVIRUS D68

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. NYSDOH has recently detected an increase in EV-D68 activity in the State and is issuing this advisory to provide healthcare providers, healthcare facilities and LHDs with the most current information on the virus. See full advisory here. 

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

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

NYS DOH HEALTH ADVISORY: MEASLES EXPOSURES IN NEW YORK STATE AND NEW JERSEY - October 4, 2018 – October 11, 2018

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has been notified that an international traveler diagnosed with measles has potentially exposed people in various New York State and New Jersey venues between October 4, 2018 and October 11, 2018. Please see full advisory attached

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

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

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – 2018

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

This advisory provides an update on the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and on preparedness measures to be taken now to maintain a high-level of readiness for EVD and other infectious disease threats. See full advisory here. 

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

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

BRONZE QUALITY AWARD WORKSHOP – ALBANY

Author:

NYSHFA / NYSCAL will be sponsoring a BRONZE Quality Award Workshop on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the NYSHFA Offices in Albany, NY.  The times for the Workshop are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  This will be a “hands-on” workshop giving all attendees the basic framework to complete their AHCA / NCAL Bronze Level Quality Award Application.  6.0 CEUs have been applied for. Workshop Flyer and Application attached.  Application Deadline is October 26, 2018.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

BRONZE QUALITY AWARD WORKSHOP – SYRACUSE

Author:

NYSHFA / NYSCAL will be sponsoring a BRONZE Quality Award Workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Noble Health Services in Syracuse, NY.  6.0 CEUs have been applied for.  The times for the Workshop have changed and are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  This will be a “hands-on” workshop giving all attendees the basic framework to complete their AHCA / NCAL Bronze Level Quality Award Application. Workshop Flyer and Application AttachedApply Early !!!

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19