Issue: August 15, 2019

Published on August 15, 2019

Articles in this issue:

eFINDS Train the Trainer Courses Announced


Please see attached training announcement for some of the eFINDS train the trainer courses that have been scheduled so far.  Additionally, if you want to go directly to the Learning Management System (LMS) - Please use the RTC-EFINDSTTT-HPP4 course in the LMS:

NYSDOH Cyber Attack Reporting Protocol for Providers


Please review the attached letter and flyer from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), which outline the process by which your facility should report to NYSDOH, when you have experienced any type of cyber-attack on your information systems or equipment.  For questions, please send an email to:

2018 Standards of the Facility Guidance Institute (FGI)

Author: Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

The Department is planning to adopt the 2018 standards of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI). Pending approval of a proposed regulation codifying these changes, applications, including new construction and renovation received after September 1, 2019 may meet 2018 FGI and all its referenced standards as an equivalent to the existing requirement to meet the 2010 FGI specified in 10 NYCRR 711.2. See full DAL attached.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Director, Educational Development & Grant Mgmt
518-462-4800 x16

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

Resident Admission/Transfer & Discharge Regulations Audio Conference - September 20, 2019

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on September 20th at 10am for Resident Admission/Transfer & Discharge Regulations Audio Conference. This session will provide attendees the latest information regarding admissions/transfers and discharge resolutions on the state and federal level. At the end of the program attendees will be able to identify common mistakes that cause regulatory violations with admission/transfers/discharges. Attendees will understand the importance of discharge planning beginning with the admissions process. 

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One Day Educational Workshop-Last Chance for PDPM & Corporate Compliance (Nurse Leadership Pre-Con)

Author: * Published in Education

On Wednesday, September 25th NYSHFA/NYSCAL will host a pre-conference to the Nurse Leadership Conference with sessions entitled "Last Chance for PDPM! Are You Ready?" & "Corporate Compliance-Living Under a Microscope in the Year of ROP Compliance". Click here for additional details. 


Registration Open! 17th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference

Author: * Published in Education

Registration Open for the 17th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference. The conference will be held at Turning Stone Resort, September 26-27, 2019. Hot topics include: Retention & Competency; Medication Management; Leadership; DOH Updates; QAPI and so much more. Also new in 2019 an Assisted Living Education track! Click here for more details and registration options. 

ALP Audio Conferences - October 22 & 29th, 2019

Author: Scott Jackson* Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL for a Two Part Audio Conference Series, Assisted Living Programs: Part I-Basic Training & Part II-How to Prepare for, and Survive, an OMIG Audit. Part I will be held on October 22nd and Part II on October 29th. 

October 22, 2019 – Part I: Assisted Living Programs: Basic Training
Learn about what an Assisted Living Program is, how it operates, and how it is regulated. There will be a detailed discussion of the regulatory requirements that you must follow to be in compliance with Medicaid rules. Learn about the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General’s Audit Protocols for ALPS and what they mean.

October 29, 2019 – Part II:   Assisted Living Programs: How to Prepare for, and Survive an OMIG Audit
Learn about: the audit process and procedures for OMIG (and NYC HRA) audits; how to ensure that your audit goes well; and how to challenge your audit if it does not go well.

Click here for details.