Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'DOH'

CMS Criticizes NYSDOH Oversight of Home Care

According to a report recently released by CMS: CMS could not rely on New York's qualification requirements to ensure the quality of care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries receiving home health services during 2007 through 2009 because some home health agencies...

DOH Posts List of Hopeful Health Homes

The Department of Health has posted the names of organizations submitting a letter of intent to become Medicaid "health homes" by November 1, 2011. The list is accessible from the DOH website page on Medicaid health homes. Several hundred organizations...

DOH Announces "METRIX" - Improving Access to Unique Datasets

On the DOH website today: The New York State Department of Health is pleased to launch the Maximizing Essential Tools for Research Innovation and eXcellence (METRIX) project. I want to take this opportunity to share with you the Department's vision...

DOH Commissioner Profiled in Albany Times Union

The Albany Times Union is carrying a nice profile today of Dr. Nirav Shah, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. Read the profile here....

Nursing homes suing New York | The Ithaca Journal | theithacajournal.com

In today's Ithaca Journal online: Nursing home administrators, tired of waiting for implementation of a 2006 law, are suing the state to get updated reimbursement for their care of Medicaid residents. Approximately 100 nursing homes, including one company with a...

As Managed Care Plans Go, New York's Are Pretty Good

So says the New York State Department of Health: Managed care plans in New York State continue to provide high quality services to consumers in the areas of preventive care for children, women's health, and care for individuals with chronic...

DOH Doles Out $109 Milliion in IT Grants

Published on the Department of Health's website September 10: Eleven health care organizations in New York State will receive a total $109 million in State grants to improve the coordination of health care through the use of health information technology....

DOH Announces $18.5 Million in Workforce Retraining Grants

From the DOH website April 16, 2010: The State Health Department today announced the awarding of $18.5 million in new grants to help train and transition health industry workers for positions where there are shortages or where new skills are...

ESSCB's Annual Report: New York's stem cell research program off to a strong start

The 2007-2008 Annual Report of the Empire State Stem Cell Board is now available online (1). The report covers the Board's activities during its first year of operation and includes abstracts of initial contracts awarded. NYS DOH Commissioner Richard F....

NYS DOH Health IT-prescribing webinar series

From NYS DOH Health IT news Nov 18, 2008 "Electronic Prescribing Webinar Series" eHealth Initiative Webinar Series offers a series of bi-monthly webinars (90 minute educational programs) focused on key topics related to electronic prescribing.(1) Currently, registration to the webinars...

DOH Awards Nursing Home Grants to Reduce Bedsores

From the DOH website: The New York State Department of Health has awarded $800,000 to 16 nursing homes to support implementation of an evidence-based best practice shown to significantly reduce pressure ulcers. Read the full press release, including a list...

DOH to Analyze "Near Misses" at NY Hospitals

From the DOH press release: The state Health Department and the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians have agreed to analyze "near-misses" in New York hospitals - - events that could have harmed a patient, but did...

DOH Study: Managed Care Quality Improves

From the DOH website: More people enrolled in managed care plans in New York are receiving the preventive and chronic-disease services that are essential to good health, according to a new study from the State Department of Health. The 13th...

"Partnership for Coverage" Adds Hearing Dates

On the DOH website: The public hearing schedule on ways to expand health insurance coverage and improve the health care system in New York has been expanded to include a statewide telephone call-in session on October 10 and a Rochester...

Nursing Home Quality/Inspection Data on DOH Website

According to the DOH website: The New York State Department of Health has updated its Web site to include important information on nursing home quality --- including the results of state inspections. People using the site, http://nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov, will be able...

DOH Announces Major Health IT Initiative

From the DOH website, August 8, 2007: Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., today announced the launch of a comprehensive health information technology program, part of Governor Eliot Spitzer's agenda to advance patient-centered care and enable improvements in health care...

DOH Unveils Environmental Public Health Tracking Website

On July 2, 2007 the New York Department of Health launched its Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The site provides links to existing environmental and human health data and describes concepts on how the environment affects human health. The...

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