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July 24, 2020 News Headlines

New blog post: Hospitals urgently need Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program loan forgiveness

Right now, Congress and the president have the opportunity to support our hospitals in a critical way: forgive high-interest pandemic-related loans to our financially-stressed hospitals. Read our latest blog post to learn more about this urgent need.


Member Spotlight – Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home promotes self-management of chronic disease

Patient self-management of chronic disease is essential to improving health outcomes and quality of life. It also helps reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization and the growing financial strain of chronic conditions on the healthcare system. In 2018, Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home began the Evidence-based Self-management Education initiative, which aims to improve self-management skills for people in the community with chronic diseases, including asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.

Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 


988 to become nationwide mental health crisis phone number

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that will establish 988 as the nationwide phone number for those experiencing a mental health crisis by July 2022. All phone service providers will be required to direct 988 calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. HANYS will share updates when they are available. Contact: Sarah DuVall