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January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

Refresher on CDC Infection Prevention Guidance for Nursing Homes

Visitation and quarantine among topics addressed.

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January 11, 2022

Reminder on EO for Staffing Flexibilities

EO 4.4, which continues the declaration of a statewide staffing emergency, allows for continued staffing flexibilities for SNFs.

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January 11, 2022

Reminder: Telehealth Flexibilities Are Available for Home Care and Hospice Providers

EO 4.1 and DOH guidance allow for aide supervision, assessments, and opening of cases via telephone and video.

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January 11, 2022

DOH Updates Medicaid Managed Care Guidance to Include January Assessments

The only update to the previously issued transition guidance to return to pre-emergency status is direction for plans to continue to conduct periodic reassessments.

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January 11, 2022

DFS Suspends Certain Utilization Review Requirements

Insurance preauthorization requirements for inpatient rehabilitation after a hospital stay as well as preauthorizations for transfers between hospitals are suspended for 30 days based on a DFS Circular Letter issued Jan. 6, 2022.

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January 11, 2022

DOH Schedules First Independent Assessor Training Session

The first of a series of operational trainings will be held on Jan. 14th and focus on the initial assessment process.

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January 11, 2022

DOH Extends Submission Deadline for Health Care Transformation Grant Applications

Deadline is extended to Feb. 15th; members may reopen submitted applications to continue their work.

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January 11, 2022

Hochul’s First State of the State Includes Five-Year Affordable Housing Plan

Governor proposes $300 million in senior housing capital, additional funds for senior programming.

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January 11, 2022

State Senate Holds Hearing on Good Cause Eviction Legislation

Tenants and landlords face off on bill to restrict ability to evict, raise rents in multifamily properties statewide.

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January 11, 2022

HUD Examines Feasibility of National Evictions Database

New HUD report examines feasibility of creating national evictions database to collect information on formal court-ordered evictions, extra-legal evictions, and administrative evictions, including evictions of HUD-assisted households.

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