About NY-RAH

In September 2012, the GNYHA Foundation was one of seven organizations around the country awarded a four-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct a special project to improve the quality of care for long-stay nursing facility residents. The project, New York–Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations (NY–RAH), is sponsored by the Federal Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office under the CMS Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents. The CMS Initiative seeks to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for long-stay, Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) nursing facility residents, improve transitions between nursing facilities and hospitals, and strengthen palliative care. Nursing facilities across New York City and Long Island participated in the first phase of NY–RAH.

In March 2016, the GNYHA Foundation was awarded another four-year cooperative agreement to continue the NY–RAH project and support the interventions in currently participating facilities while also testing the impact of new Medicare incentive payment nursing facilities to cost-effectively provide appropriate treatment for certain qualifying conditions. Also referred to as “Phase Two” under the CMS Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents – Payment Reform, two new distinct cohorts of nursing facilities are participating in the NY–RAH project across New York State.

Contact Us

If you have questions about NY–RAH or would like additional information, please contact:

Megan Burns
Associate Project Director

Phone: 212.554.7243
Email: mburns@gnyha.org