Issue: October 7, 2019

Published on October 7, 2019

Articles in this issue:

Minimum Wage Survey Deadlines Approach

Author: Carl Pucci

A reminder that the 2020 Minimum Wage Survey deadline for SNF’s is 10/16/2019, and for Assisted Living providers is 10/17/2019.  The SNF DAL and Survey link are attached in NYSHFA member mailing.  The AL DAL and Survey link are attached in NYSCAL member mailing.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

CMS Updates PDPM Grouper

Author: Carl Pucci

CMS has revised its PDPM Grouper to correct previous system issues. Below is the AHCA Bulletin:

CMS updated its MDS 3.0 Technical Information webpage a short time ago. Here is the post about the revised DLL:

October 7, 2019

A revision to the PDPM DLL Package (V1.0003 FINAL) was posted, and the previous version (V1.0002 FINAL) was removed.  This version corrects four bugs that were identified after the V1.0002 release. The package contains updated test files and documentation.

Suggested Action Steps

To aid AHCA in assessing PDPM implementation:  

  1. Contact your IT Vendors to determine when they will have a sense of how well the update works;
  2. Contact your MAC (click here for a map) and ask about their preparedness; and
  3. Email AHCA at pdpm@ahca.org with any feedback.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

Food Safety Story

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

AHCA notified NYSHFA that a story came out Friday about food safety in long term care facilities. The AHCA team worked with the reporter on the story and Dr. Gifford is quoted. In case you receive follow-up inquiries, we’ve attached talking points that may be helpful. 

You can find the story online:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nursing-home-kitchens-horrible-condition-endanger-elderly-advocates-say-n1061216 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

Online Registration Now Open! 24th Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show

Author: * Published in Education

NYSHFA/ NYSCAL is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for attendee registrations for the 24th Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be held at the Albany Marriott, November 13-14th! This year the scheduled is packed with hot topics including: Quality of Care; Capital Improvements; Legal & Legislative Updates; Case Mix Index; DOH Updates and so much more.

Don’t miss out on this great educational opportunity where you can earn up to 10 CEUS! Approved by NAB and NYS for Administrators, Executive Directors & CPAs.

Click here for additional details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NYSHFA / NYSCAL Offers Bronze Quality Award Workshops

Author:

NYSHFA / NYSCAL will be offering two Quality Award Bronze Level Workshops in October.  These workshops will prepare your organization for applying for the AHCA / NCAL Bronze National Quality Award.   One Workshop will be held in Albany on October 29, 2019 and another in Syracuse on October 30, 2019.  The attached flyer provides details on the content of the Workshops.  An application for the Workshops is also attached.  6.0 NAB Credits are available.  For more information, please contact Lisa Volk.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

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