Issue: May 1, 2014

Published on May 1, 2014

Articles in this issue:

FINAL NOTICE - HCP Vaccination Report DUE TODAY - THURSDAY MAY 1st

Author: Karen Morris and Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

DOH has posted the following reminder:

This is your FINAL REMINDER that Nursing Home Quality Pool deadline for nursing homes to submit the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report is by close of business TODAY, May 1, 2014.  Nursing homes that do not submit the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report by close of business TODAY will lose 2.5 points toward timely submission of the report and will not be eligible for the quality measure of rate of employee flu vaccination which will be calculated using the results of the April 2014 report.

*PLEASE NOTE that submission of the April 2014 report is REQUIRED even if your nursing home submitted the early-season report in November 2013.* 

To access the report, click on "Data Entry" in HERDS, choose the Activity named "Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report", and select your nursing home from the "Organization" dropdown menu.  If a closed or incorrect facility or agency is listed in your HERDS report "Organization" dropdown menu, please contact the NYS DOH for correction.  

Users are reminded to be sure to first Save, then press the Review and Submit button in order to successfully submit data to NYSDOH. Pressing the Save button alone does NOT submit data to NYSDOH.

Thank you if you have already submitted your report.  If you have any questions please email immunize@health.state.ny.us or call (518) 473-4437.

  NYSHFA CONTACTS: Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15
  Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20