Issue: August 20, 2015

Published on August 19, 2015

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Priority Alert Week #2: CMS Requirements of Participation

Author: Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA’s District Presidents are committed to assist with the CMS letter writing campaign. If all our district members work together, we will be able to effectively respond to CMS’ proposed rules. This week we are attaching O’Connell and Aronowitz’ overall comments and NYSHFA’s QAPI comments for you to see the structure requested by CMS and used here. Use them only to guide the development of your own. We think they will be helpful to get you started. We are targeting to have 150-200 members respond with at least one comment on a topic. We also suggest that you can go to AHCA’s website: and click on Take Action (no password needed). It has a variety of resources to help you with your comments on all topics and you can also directly submit to CMS via their website. We recommend that you write your comments in Microsoft Word docs and then cut and paste into the CMS form. It should be an easier process for you.


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