Issue: NYSCAL Notes 6/19/2015

Published on June 19, 2015

Articles in this issue:

NYS Contracts with LogistiCare Solutions for Medicaid Transportation Management Initiative - Go Live 7/1/2015

Author: Deanna Stephenson* Published in NYSCAL Notes

The New York DOH has contracted with LogistiCare Solutions, LLC to manage Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid enrollees through Nassau and Suffolk Counties effective July 1, 2015. At this time, LogistiCare will provide the transportation services for Medicaid fee-for-service enrollees only. This is the first phase of this transition. The initiative will later expand to include other Medicaid enrollees. Please review the attached PowerPoint for details on the transportation transition.

For any questions, please contact Deanna Stephenson at NYSCAL.

NYSCAL Contact
Deanna L. Stephenson
Director, Managed Programs
518-462-4800 ext. 16

NYC Coastal Storm Planning Meetings

Author: Carla Erhartic* Published in Emergency Readiness, NYSCAL Notes

Staff from NYC based adult care facilities, nursing homes and hospitals that are responsible for evacuation planning and response as well as repatriation are invited to attend a free training session on June 24, 2015.  To learn more and register for the training, please follow the link below. 

http://www.nyscal.org/files/2015/05/2015CoastalStormPlanning.pdf

New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters Systems (e-FINDS) Training

Author: Carla Erhartic* Published in Emergency Readiness, NYSCAL Notes

The New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters Systems (e-FINDS) is the patient/resident tracking application housed on the Health Commerce System (HCS).

This course provides a solid foundation for registering and up-dating patient/resident location information during an incident or event, such as a storm, flood, non-natural incident or practice exercise/drill.

Course participants will be provided a demonstration of the e-FINDS application including: e-FINDS Data Reporter and e-FINDS Data Administrator role permissions; how to register a patient/resident with a scanner and without; use a spreadsheet to register multiple patient/residents; update patient/resident tracking information as an evacuating facility, and as a receiving facility. The session concludes with hands-on exercises. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015 2-3pm
Provider:
NYSDOH Commerce Training Institute
Webinar: Yes
Average Completion Time: 1 hr
Continuing Education credits: No
Enroll in LMS Course: CTI-500

To register, click here.

NYSHFA / NYSCAL News June 2015

Author: Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor* Published in NYSHFA News

Attached please find the June 2015 issue of NYSHFA / NYSCAL News of Continuing Health Care in New York State. Highlights featured in this issue are:


NYSHFA Contacts
Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

Audio Conference - Managed Care Contracting for Assisted Living

Author: Shelley Sabo* Published in NYSCAL Notes, Managed Care

Join us on Monday, June 29 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am for this audio conference, Managed Care Contracting for Assisted Living. The landscape has evolved quickly as it relates to managed care. In order to insure that your GPS is properly programmed, this workshop will provide an in-depth discussion of the current status of managed care activities and emphasize contracting issues that are impacting providers and plans. This audio conference will be presented by Carla Williams & Caitlin Monjeau, Esq and offers 2.0 clock hours for assisted living administrators.  To register, go to:  http://www.nyscal.org/calendar/?ill_calendar_event_id=3384

Don't Forget to Register for the 66th Annual Convention

Author: Scott Jackson CMP* Published in Convention

Register today for the
NYSHFA/NYSCAL 66th Annual Convention and Trade Show




June 28 - July 1, 2015 Saratoga Hilton & City Center

Saratoga Springs, New York

Information & Registration Materials

NYSHFA CONTACT
Scott Jackson, CMP

Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800, ext. 27

2015 Art from the Heart Program

Author: Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor* Published in Foundation for Quality Care News

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc., and the New York State Health Facilities Association, Inc./New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) are thrilled to launch the 11th Annual “Art from the Heart” program, which is designed to spotlight the artists who live in member facilities.

Those of you who are fortunate to work in our profession are well familiar with the special gifts and images created by the residents entrusted in our care. As your Statewide Association we believe it important to continually recognize the creative abilities of your dynamic residents and the vibrant activities which occur each and every day in your facilities. We encourage you to consider holding your own competition as a means of selecting the two submissions from your facility.

The rules of the contest are outlined in the attached brochureThe submission deadline for the 2015 Art from the Heart Program is June 30, 2015.

As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select 13 winning entries which will be featured in the 2016 Art from the Heart wall calendar.  Additional pieces will be chosen to be part of the annual public exhibition.  The Foundation is currently exploring opportunities to showcase the winning entries and will also continue to sponsor the “Legislator Artwork on Loan Program”, where the winning pieces will be loaned to Legislators for display in their offices.

The “Art from the Heart” calendar will be distributed to the artists, their families, NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities, state lawmakers, and government officials.

Please join the many facilities which have participated previously.  Have some fun and help us recognize the talented and vibrant artists who reside in your facility.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Patterson or Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation for Quality Care.

FQC Contacts
Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

Help Honor Artists Like Audrey

Author: Gayle Farman and Joanne O'Connor* Published in Foundation for Quality Care News

Audrey Blake

Audrey Blake, 76, joined the St. James family in January 2011.  She took up art about a year after becoming a resident and now finds it difficult to put down the paintbrush. When asked to share her inspiration for her painting, “Pals in the Pasture”, Audrey said, “I lived out east on Long Island and saw many pastures and horses grazing in them. I took many pictures. One evening I started downloading them and it gave me the inspiration for sketching and painting them. I love horses and animals and I love to draw and paint all animals.”

Audrey’s painting is featured for the month of June 2015 in FQC’s “Art from the Heart” Calendar, and on the slide show featured below.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a copy of this slide show on TVs in your organization?  This legacy product will be something that each artist, their family, friends, and community will enjoy. 

A sample of this slide show featuring our 2014 artists and their facilities is provided in the page below. We hope you will consider supporting this effort by sharing this page with facility staff, family members, and friends.

https://fqc.givecorps.com/projects/3533-art-from-the-heart


Pals in the Pasture

Pals in the Pasture


For more information about the Art from the Heart program with this year’s entry form, go to www.thefqc.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Farman or Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation for Quality Care.

FQC CONTACTS
Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
518-462-4800, ext. 34

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

NCAL Connections

Author: Shelley Sabo* Published in AHCA / NCAL News, NYSCAL Notes

To view the most recent issue of NCAL Connections, click here.