Issue: October 7, 2016

Published on October 7, 2016

Articles in this issue:

Important – Please Take Action and Respond

Author: Deanna Stephenson* Published in Managed Care

NYSHFA in collaboration with LeadingAge New York has created a survey (link below) in response to the many issues and inquiries surrounding the transition of Medicaid nursing home residents to managed care. Your feedback is important, please take a moment to review and fill out this survey no later than Friday, October 14th. Please consider and add the name of your facility so NYSHFA will be able to follow up with you. Your responses will help formulate and collaborate next steps with key stakeholders. Together we can make a difference! 


Deanna Stephenson
Director Managed Programs

DOH Advisory: Burkholderia Cepacia Bloodstream Infections Product Recall Notice

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is investigating 35 cases of bloodstream and urine infections with Burkholderia cepacia as part of a multistate outbreak. Nurse Assist, a medical device manufacturer based in Texas, has issued a voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of IV flush syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product. The investigation is ongoing. See the attached recommendations from NYSDOH.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15