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DOH Notices and Policies

Update on Transition to MAS Medicaid Transportation

Providers and plans should continue to report challenges; Westchester County providers may see gaps in service as vendors protest Medicaid transportation rates.

March 12, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

Upcoming DOH Webinar for Nursing Homes and ACFs: Creating Your Roadmap for 2024 QAPI Success

The webinar will be held on Wed., March 13, 2024 from 12-1 p.m.

March 12, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

Updates from LTC Provider Associations Meeting with DOH

Updates provided on resumption of ACF and nursing home site visits, survey regarding ACF compliance with federal HCBS Settings Rule, upcoming webinar on nursing home minimum staffing penalty assessment and enforcement process, distribution of ADHC and ALP ARPA funds, and more.

February 27, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Provides Information on Infection Prevention Audits in Nursing Home Association Meeting

In a meeting with nursing home associations on Feb. 14, 2024, DOH shared information about common omissions in infection prevention audits and top survey deficiencies.

February 20, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Offers Nursing Homes Free Infection Prevention Supplies

DOH has announced that it is making available infection prevention health care supplies to nursing homes at no charge, including COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, personal protective equipment, fit testing supplies, and Glo Germ supplies. Orders must be submitted by the new deadline of close of business on Feb. 28th.

February 26, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

HCS Reminders and Training for DOH-Regulated Entities

DOH-regulated providers reminded of importance of keeping HCS roles up to date; new monthly training course for HCS Coordinators now available.

February 15, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

DOH Announces Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Virtual Nursing Home Infection Prevention and Control Training

Topics to be addressed in the four-part webinar series include risk assessment and plan development, surveillance and NHSN reporting, hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, occupational and resident health, facility-acquired infections, cleaning and disinfection, and antimicrobial stewardship.

February 6, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

LTC Provider Associations Meet with Department on HCS Concerns and Grievance/Complaint Process for Nursing Homes

The Department is concerned about nursing homes with a high rate of unresolved complaints.

January 23, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

Nursing Home Annual Infection Prevention Audits to Begin

DOH will be issuing notices to small groups of nursing homes directing them to complete their annual online infection prevention survey on a phased basis beginning in January 2024. Facilities that have low ratings on inspections, quality measures, or staffing; Special Focus Facilities; and Special Focus Candidates will be prioritized for surveys early in the year. Facilities will have 30 days from the issuance of their notice to submit the online survey.

January 2, 2024

DOH Notices and Policies

Updated Residential Health Medicaid Policy Manual Posted

Providers should use the most current version that is available on the eMedNY website.

December 19, 2023
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