DOH Notices and Policies
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Announces Annual Updates to Medicaid Criteria for 2021
Income and resource levels, other financial eligibility criteria updated.
- January 12, 2021
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Releases Guidance for Winter Storm Season 2020-2021
Guidance covers hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, hospices, and diagnostic and treatment centers.
- November 3, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesNew DOH Nursing Home Visitation Guidance Reduces COVID-19-Free Lookback to 14 Days
DOH guidance released on Sept. 15th allows nursing homes to welcome visitors if they have no new nursing home onset COVID-19 cases for 14 days, meet reporting requirements, submit a safety plan, have no staffing shortages as reported to the NHSN, have access to adequate testing, and meet other requirements. Visitors must present a negative test result within the last seven days and pass a symptom screening. The guidance is effective Sept. 17th.
- September 15, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesEmergency Preparedness Coordinating Council Meeting Held
Efforts are being made to weave hospital and long term care facility COVID-19 protocols into coastal storm and emergency planning.
- August 18, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Issues Long-Awaited Report on Nurse Staffing
Report does not include recommendation to implement staffing ratios.
- August 18, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesExtension of the 2020 Compliance Period for Facility Evacuation Planning
Due date extended to May 31, 2020.
- April 23, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesLeadingAge NY Opposes Medicaid Case-Mix Regulations
LeadingAge NY files comments on regulations that would revise July 1, 2019 rates.
- March 31, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Seeks Nominations for BENHA Public Representative Seat
Nominations will be accepted through COB on March 2, 2020, with special consideration given to candidates from the North Country and Capital District.
- February 14, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Provides Further Information on Nursing Home Dialysis Model
New FAQ addresses questions on hemodialysis delivery in nursing homes.
- February 11, 2020
DOH Notices and PoliciesAcross-the-Board Cut Impact to Be Felt in March
One percent reduction will be included in Medicaid payment cycle 2219.
- February 7, 2020
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