Issue: January 7, 2015

Published on January 7, 2015

Articles in this issue:

Universal Settlement Vote

Author: Carl J. Pucci* Published in Finance & Reimbursement

A reminder that the voting deadline to indicate participation in the Universal Settlement is this Friday, January 9, 2015.  All Universal Settlement documents are located at NYSHFA.ORG, see “What’s New” (on the home page.)  The link to access the survey is

A Frequently Asked Questions document is being finalized and will be posted to the website as soon as it is finalized.

Note:  As of today, 385 out of 392 responses have been in favor of the settlement.


Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36

NYSDOH Has Activated a HERDS Survey Regarding Influenz: Survey Due January 14, 2015

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

In response to recent circumstances experienced by a number of nursing homes due to influenza, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is conducting a brief survey to assess, monitor, and where possible, take action to help mitigate the impact of influenza on the operations of nursing homes.  The survey needs to be completed no later than January 14, 2015.  See attached DAL for details.


Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operation Support
518-462-4800 x20