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DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Notices and Policies

New 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 Policies

Emergency 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 Policies

DOH Issues Long-Awaited Report on Nurse Staffing

Report does not include recommendation to implement staffing ratios.

August 18, 2020

DOH Notices and Policies

Extension of the 2020 Compliance Period for Facility Evacuation Planning

Due date extended to May 31, 2020.

April 23, 2020

DOH Notices and Policies

LeadingAge 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 Policies

DOH 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 Policies

DOH Provides Further Information on Nursing Home Dialysis Model

New FAQ addresses questions on hemodialysis delivery in nursing homes.

February 11, 2020

DOH Notices and Policies

Across-the-Board Cut Impact to Be Felt in March

One percent reduction will be included in Medicaid payment cycle 2219.

February 7, 2020

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Proposes Regulations Revising Case-Mix Approach

State has not abandoned its effort to revise July 1, 2019 rates.

February 4, 2020

DOH Notices and Policies

State Making Across-the-Board Cut to Medicaid Payments

LeadingAge NY, other associations object to takeback.

January 7, 2020
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