Issue: September 12, 2019

Published on September 12, 2019

Articles in this issue:

Important Survey: Electronic Health Records in SNF

Author: Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

All SNF should have received the survey link (attached) from Mark Kissinger related to your organization's level of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation and interoperability features. NYSHFA worked with DOH to get this survey developed in order to assess the status of NYS SNF EHR capabilities. NYSHFA has advocated for monies to go to the SNF to enhance their capabilities and be on par with other parts of the Health Care System who have continually received funds from NYS. In addition, we currently have the waiver for E-Prescribing, but we need to renew that each year as needed. NYSHFA continues to also stress the need for the “Nurse as the Agent” of the MD for E-Prescribing to be effective. Our goal with this survey is to establish our current status on EHR in SNF, identify the needs and barriers to full implementation and interoperability and obtain financial support for the SNF.

We strongly request that all SNF complete the survey no later than October 4, 2019. Thank you!!


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

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

Book Your Hotel Room Now! 24th Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show

Author: * Published in Education

Book your hotel room now for the NYSHFA/NYSCAL 24th Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be held on November 13-14th at the Albany Marriott located at 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY.    Educational offerings will include: PDPM, DOH Updates, Legal & Legislative Updates, Quality of Care, Captial Improvements, Reimbursement updates and more.  Registration details coming soon! 

Overnight Accommodations
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205. Room Rate $147.00. Call (800) 228-9290 or (518) 458-8444 and reference NYSHFA Fall Conference. Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than October 31, 2019. Please reserve your room before this date to secure the group rate. The hotel will honor the group rate prior to this date. Please note that hotel rooms might be sold out prior to the cutoff date. You are encouraged to book your room well in advance.

Last Chance to Register! 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. 

Click here for details.

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. 


We are Just Two Weeks Away! 17th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference

Author: * Published in Education

Don't hesitate! We are just two weeks away from 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. 

4th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference

Author: * Published in Education

NYSHFA/NYSCAL invites you to our 4th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. “Embracing Adversity & Emerging Stronger”, Thursday, October 24, 2019 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


ALP Audio Conferences - October 22 & 29, 2019

Author: * 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.

Person Centered Care Audio Conference- November 5, 2019

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on November 5th at 1pm for What is Person-Centered Care Audio Conference. PCC is based on the concept that staff and leadership know each resident, and understands their medical and personal history, their needs, preferences, and expectations.

This practice maximizes the residents independence and makes staff assistance non task-oriented.  To learn more about implementing PCC into your community culture, click on the link to register for NYSHFA-NYSCAL’s Person Centered Care Audio Conference. What is “Person Centered Care”? 

Click here for additional details.