Issue: May 3, 2019

Published on May 3, 2019

Articles in this issue:

eMedNY Billing Edit is Removed

Author: Stephen Hanse and Carl Pucci* Published in Finance & Reimbursement

Following NYSHFA discussions with DOH earlier this week, eMedNY has removed the multiple claim submission edit, effective 5/1/19 (see attached). NYSHFA had relayed numerous member concerns regarding the edit to DOH. Any claims that may have been denied from 4/25/19 (the date the edit was put in place) through 5/1/19 should be resubmitted per DOH. eMedNY also relayed their apologies for the confusion and additional workload involved. 


Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36

NYS DOH Commissioner Declares Influenza No Longer Prevalent in NYS for 2018-2019 Influenza Season

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, JD, declares that influenza is no longer prevalent in New York State for the 2018-19 influenza season, as of the date of this announcement. Accordingly, at this time, section 2.59 of the New York State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR § 2.59) no longer requires all healthcare and residential facilities and agencies regulated pursuant to Article 28, 36, or 40 of the Public Health Law, to ensure that all personnel, as defined in the regulation, not vaccinated against influenza for the current influenza season wear a surgical or procedure mask while in areas where patients or residents may be present. This declaration shall remain in effect until the Commissioner declares influenza to be prevalent in New York State. 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the regulation and other resources are available at

For more information, please direct questions to


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