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DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Notices and Policies

NYC Transportation Broker Change

Medical Answering Services (MAS) is scheduled to become NYC Medicaid transportation manager effective April 23rd.

April 11, 2017

DOH Notices and Policies

Please Share Your Utility Data

As part of the State's Clean Energy Initiative for nursing homes, DOH is requesting that nursing homes sign a data access form that would allow DOH/NYSERDA to view their utility data.

August 15, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

New Legislation to Limit Opioid Prescribing

Initial opioid prescribing for acute pain limited to seven-day supply.

July 28, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

New Legislation Enacted to Limit Initial Opioid Prescribing to a 7 Day Supply for Acute Pain

Guidance related to the change in NYS Public Health Law Section 3331,5. (b) (c).

July 28, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

Nursing Home Clean Energy Initiative

Nursing homes will be receiving a request for access to their energy usage information.

July 11, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

Department of Health Adopts Regulations Governing the SHIN-NY Health Information Exchange Network

Regulations require nursing homes, home care agencies, hospices, and health maintenance organizations that use certified EHRs to connect to the State Health Information Network of New York by March 9, 2018.

May 17, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

Safe Patient Handling Workgroup Report Posted on DOH Site

New York State's Safe Patient Handling Law (SPH), with its phased implementation, involved a workgroup to make recommendations to assist facilities with establishing committees and programs. Health care facilities are required to establish SPH committees by January 1, 2016, and SHP programs by January 1, 2017. 

February 8, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Meeting Yields Updates on Nursing Home Concerns

DOH and the nursing home provider associations routinely meet to discuss topics that are of concern to members. The highlights of the meeting are included here.

February 2, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

BNE Now Issuing Waivers for E-Prescribing Mandate

The NYS DOH Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement has initiated the waiver process for providers who anticipate the inability to comply with the upcoming electronic prescribing mandate.

January 12, 2016

DOH Notices and Policies

Annual DOH Influenza Advisory

DOH has released its annual advisory on influenza surveillance and reporting requirements.

October 6, 2015
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