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Joseph  Tomaino


MS in Nursing Administration, College of New Rochelle

BS in Nursing, The Catholic University of America


American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL), Advisory Board Member 

Rutgers Center for Innovation Education, Big Data Advisory Board

Turnaround Management Association
Joseph Tomaino, M.S., R.N.
Chief Executive Officer
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  • Reporting Your Provider Relief Funds: Strategies for Ensuring Compliance
    July 22, 2021

    With the upcoming reporting periods announced by the Healthcare Reform Act (HCRA) for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients, the time is now to start preparing for your organization's submission. Join Grassi Healthcare Advisors and professionals from Grassi's Nonprofit team for a live video session to ensure you are on the right path to reporting your PRFs.

  • LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware and LeadingAge Pennsylvania 2021 Annual Conference and Expo
    June 15 - 18, 2021

    On Friday, June 18, Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, will be presenting at the LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware and LeadingAge Pennsylvania 2021 Annual Conference and Expo on the topic of, Helping Long-Term Care Facilities Restore Financial Health During and After the COVID-19 Crisis. 

  • HHS Announces Revised PRF Reporting Requirements
    June 14, 2021

    Following months of silence after the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) portal opened for registration in January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finally released revised reporting requirements and deadlines for recipients of more than $10,000 in PRF payments.

  • Restoring Financial Health During and After the COVID-19 Crisis Part 2: Rebuilding Census in Your Skilled Nursing Facility
    May 20, 2021

    On May 20, join Grassi Healthcare Advisors and PYA for a live video session discussing the factors that led to the census decline and the strategies for turning it around in your facility.

  • Overcoming the Top Healthcare Technology Challenges of 2021 Part 2: Vendor Selection Process & Compliance Requirements
    April 8, 2021

    On April 8, join Grassi Healthcare Advisors and a panel of healthcare, technology and legal experts for the next live discussion on overcoming today’s healthcare technology challenges.

  • Fifth Annual Toolkit for Independence
    March 25. 2021

    On Thursday, March 25, Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte, Consulting Principal with Grassi Healthcare Advisors, will be presenting at the Fifth Annual Toolkit for Independence Conference on the topic of, Creating an Office Culture that Improves Patient Experience and Mitigates Risk. 

  • COVID-19 Relief Checkup: Reaching Your SNF's Full Funding Potential
    March 18, 2021

    Join Grassi Healthcare Advisors and Grassi’s Emergency Loan consultants on March 18 for an update on the latest benefits, tax incentives and funding sources helping SNFs recover from pandemic-related losses.

  • New Stimulus Act Loosens Nonprofit PPP Eligibility Rules
    March 12, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan Act, the new stimulus bill signed into law by President Biden yesterday, opens the door for more nonprofit healthcare organizations to receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

  • Restoring Financial Health during and after the COVID-19 Crisis
    Webinar for Leader of Skilled Nursing Facilities
    February 11, 2021

    On Thursday, February 11, join Grassi Healthcare Advisors and PYA to learn how to harness the power of data, resource utilization, value realization and financing strategies to restore your facility's financial health during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

  • How the COVID Vaccine Roll Out and Testing is Affecting Manufacturers
    February 11, 2021

    Join the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island, Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors and other manufacturing, healthcare, human resources and legal professionals on Thursday, February 11 for a live webinar discussing the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and how it will affect manufacturers.

  • Overcoming the Top Healthcare Technology Challenges of 2021
    January 28, 2021

    On January 28, Grassi Healthcare Advisors invites you to a live panel discussion featuring healthcare, technology and legal experts who will help you tackle some of the biggest technology issues facing providers this year.

  • HHS Delays Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline 
    January 20, 2021

    After opening the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting portal for registration only last week, HHS announced that the deadline for reporting PRF relief will be later than previously stated.

  • HHS Opens Registration for PRF Reporting Portal
    January 15, 2021

    HHS opened its Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal today for registration only. Organizations that received more than $10,000 of payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) can now take the first step toward fulfilling the requirement to report this CARES Act relief.

  • Providers Receive New Single Audit Guidance for Reporting COVID-19 Relief
    December 29, 2020

    Many healthcare organizations will face new single audit requirements this year, in light of the government funding they received to recoup COVID-19 damages. To help organizations achieve compliance, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has provided new guidance and deadline relief.

  • Ensuring Sustainability in the Post-Covid Era 
    December 9, 2020

    On Wednesday, December 9, Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors has teamed up with Partners Pharmacy to lead a live discussion on financial pressures organizations will face in a post-COVID era. 

  • Grassi Healthcare Advisors and PYA Develop Suite of Data-Driven Strategic Services for Distressed Nursing Facilities
    December 7, 2020

    Grassi Healthcare Advisors (GHA) and PYA have launched Calibrated PerformanceTM, a service line designed to help healthcare providers respond to challenges caused by COVID-19 and other economic stressors. While any provider may benefit from Calibrated Performance, given the urgent needs of post-acute, skilled nursing (SNF), and senior care facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, GHA and PYA are first launching Calibrated Performance for SNFs.

  • Mastering CCM and RPM to Benefit Your Patients and Practice
    November 19, 2020

    Join Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors and speakers from Quio to discuss how healthcare providers can improve their quality of care, clinical outcomes and bottom lines through Chronic Care Management (CCM) services and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technology.

  • Health Care Providers 2020 Virtual Management Conference & Exhibition
    October 27 - 29, 2020

    Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, will be presenting at the Health Care Providers (HCP) 2020 Virtual Management Conference & Exhbition on the topic of, Sustainability in a Post-COVID Environment. 

  • Micro Learning Session: SNF Sustainability in a Post COVID Environment
    October 27, 2020

    Join Joseph Tomaino, CEO, for a micro learning session discussing strategies that can be implemented by Skilled Nursing Facilities to adapt and survive in a post pandemic world.

  • Updated Guidance for Reporting CARES Act Relief
    October 26, 2020

    HHS has issued updated guidance on reporting requirements for providers who received more than $10,000 in payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).

  • Medicare Delays Repayment Period for AAP Loans
    October 9, 2020

    Medicare providers who received an advance payment under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program now have more time to repay these loan funds, under revised payment terms from CMS.

  • HHS Announces New Round of Provider Relief Funds
    October 2, 2020

    On Monday, October 5, healthcare providers who are serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic can begin to apply for relief funds from a new Phase 3 General Distribution allocation.

  • Reporting Your HHS Relief
    October 1, 2020

    Join Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, and David M. Rottkamp, Grassi’s Nonprofit Practice Leader, for a live discussion as they break down the newly released HHS reporting requirements guidance.

  • FEMA Issues New Eligibility Rules for COVID-19 Assistance
    September 28, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, assistance for certain healthcare and nonprofit organizations has been available through the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Eligibility is determined by type of applicant, facility, work and costs.

  • HHS Clarifies Reporting Requirements for CARES Act Relief
    September 24, 2020

    HHS has issued a Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements to clarify how recipients of more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) dollars under the CARES Act need to report their spending.

  • Financial Forecasting and Planning to Get Through the COVID-19 Crisis
    September 20, 2020

    Tune in to, The Healthcare Confidential Podcast, - to listen to Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, discuss the tools and strategies he uses to help medical practices navigate financial challenges.

  • Nursing Home Administrators Webinar: Ensuring Sustainability in the Post-COVID Era
    September 15, 2020

    Join QBlue and Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, on Tuesday, September 15 for a live webinar discussing best practices that can be implemented by Nursing Home Administrators to recover from the pandemic.

  • NJBIZ Healthcare Technology: A Virtual Panel Discussion
    August 31, 2020

    Join NJBIZ, Grassi and a panel of healthcare experts as we explore developments and trends in the area of Healthcare Technology on Monday, August 31.

  • Cash Flow in a Crisis: Managing HHS Funds and Revenue Shortages
    August 27, 2020

    On Thursday, August 27th, join The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Joseph Tomain, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors and David Rottkamp, Nonprofit Practice Leader at Grassi, for a live webinar discussing managing and reporting your HHS Relief Funds and cash flow best practices.

  • Cash Flow in a Crisis: Managing HHS Relief Funds and Revenue Shortages
    August 10, 2020

    During the COVID-19 crisis, cash flow has been anything but typical for medical providers. CARES Act relief payments brought in large unexpected amounts of cash, while significant lost revenues from the early impact of the pandemic are just hitting revenue cycles now. As a medical provider, it is highly likely that you experienced both extremes. If so, it is more important than ever to plan carefully how you are using and managing your organization’s dollars.

  • A Second Chance to Secure CARES Act Relief
    August 5, 2020

    Qualified healthcare providers who missed the initial opportunity to apply for funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (General Distribution Phase 1) will have another chance to apply for the funding. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the portal will reopen on August 10, 2020.

  • Medicare Begins to Retain Payments to Recipients of COVID-19 Advances
    July 28, 2020

    Medical providers and healthcare organizations that received advanced Medicare payments in response to volume interruptions caused by the COVID-19 shutdown will begin to repay those amounts.

  • GHA Distance Learning Program for Skilled Nursing Facility Leaders
    July 6, 2020

    The Grassi Healthcare Advisors Distance Learning Program for Skilled Nursing Facility Leaders is committed to providing you with timely and helpful information to assist you with your day-to-day role and challenges. This program consists of live webinars, educational programs and recorded presentations, many of which are approved by NAB for nursing home administrator continuing education credits.

  • When will the Telemedicine genie be put back in the bottle?
    Preparing for a Return to Pre-Covid-19 Regulations
    June 25, 2020

    One of the most impactful tools that healthcare providers were given to maintain continuity of care through the social distancing of COVID-19 was the relaxing of restrictions on telehealth services. Preparation will be key to ensure that providers are still well-positioned to take advantage of this opportunity once pre-pandemic regulations return.

  • Best Practices for Reopening Westchester Part III
    June 24, 2020

    Grassi is proud to sponsor the Westchester County Association’s Best Practices for Reopening Westchester webinar series. Join Joseph Tomaino on June 24th for the next episode: In-Depth Look at Non-Profit Reources for Business Community.

  • Webinar: Leading Your SNF through the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency
    June 17, 2020

    Join Grassi Healthcare Advisors on Wednesday, June 17 for a live webinar to discuss COVID-19 response plans and best practices.

  • HHS Launches New Relief Portal for Medicaid and CHIP Providers
    June 10, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched an enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal to allow Medicaid and CHIP providers to report their annual patient revenue to determine eligibility for COVID-19 relief payments.

  • Keep the Revenue Cycle Moving through COVID-19 and Beyond
    June 3, 2020

    COVID-19 has brought new revenue integrity challenges to medical practices, MSOs and hospital ambulatory care programs already struggling to manage the revenue cycle under a value-based reimbursement model.

  • Reporting Your HHS Relief Payments

    May 29, 2020 | Grassi Healthcare Advisors

    If your healthcare practice or organization received and kept COVID-19 federal relief funds totaling more than $10,000, you are required to submit a report to HHS by the end of the year.

  • Reporting Your COVID-19 Relief
    April 24, 2020

    Join us on Friday, April 24 at 11:00a.m. EDT as our Healthcare experts, Joseph Tomaino, M.S., R.N. and John Pellitteri, CPA present a live webinar to help you plan, document and comply with COVID-19 reporting requirements.

  • New Reporting Requirements for Recipients of HHS Relief Funds
    April 21, 2020

    The healthcare industry is entitled to a hefty portion of relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security (CARES) Act and other federal Coronavirus Acts. Built into this legislation are strict oversight provisions and reporting requirements to ensure the funds are being used appropriately.

  • Telehealth Funding Available through New COVID-19 Relief Program
    April 14, 2020

    The FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program is now accepting applications for eligible healthcare providers to receive immediate support as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides $200 million of funding for telecommunications services, information services and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services to COVID-19 patients.

  • COVID-19 Relief Payments on the Way to Healthcare Providers
    April 10, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided more details on the $100 billion of relief funds provided for the healthcare industry under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

  • Webinar: Integrating Telehealth into Your Practice in a COVID-19 Era
    April 9, 2020

    Join professionals from Grassi Healthcare Advisors and Moustakas Nelson LLC on Thursday, April 9 at 3:00 p.m. for a look into Telehealth Services and best practices for integrating them into your practice in the middle of a global pandemic.

  • Ask the Expert: Healthcare During the Pandemic
    April 6, 2020 | Crain's New York Business

    Joseph Tomaino, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, was interviewed by Crain's New York Business for his insights into the challenges, trends and best practices shaping the healthcare industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Grassi Healthcare Advisors Launches COVID-19 Emergency Resource Center
    March 27, 2020

    The GHA COVID-19 Emergency Resource Center offers a wide range of emergency consulting and support services to help healthcare organizations get through the global health crisis. The services are based on the latest best practices and governmental advisories on operational issues, as well as all available emergency funding resources.

  • Grassi Healthcare Advisors Announces New Medical Mastermind Group
    February 27, 2020

    Grassi Healthcare Advisors invites physicians, dentists and other healthcare practice owners to join the GHA Medical Mastermind, an exclusive subscription-based group created specially for independent medical providers.

  • Coronavirus Highlights Need for Businesses to Plan for Health Risks
    February 26, 2020

    Many business response plans and insurance policies do not cover business interruption caused by an epidemic. It may not seem a likely scenario in this age of advanced healthcare, but as the Coronavirus proves, risk assessments and business continuity plans should include regional health risks throughout the world.

  • Case Study: Grassi Healthcare Advisors Helps a MSO Get to the Bottom of Reimbursement Issues
    February 25, 2020

    All healthcare organizations face compliance and reimbursement challenges. But when you’re a management services organization, these challenges are compounded. Even with the best faith efforts to maintain high levels of revenue integrity and performance, problems within an individual practice can arise and affect the entire MSO. Grassi Healthcare Advisors stepped in when this scenario became an alarming reality for a MSO client.

  • The Importance of Documentation in Orthopedic Surgery Coding
    February 24, 2020 | Cindy Blair

    Documentation of an injury, fracture or wound is one of the most critical elements of proper ICD-10 coding for orthopedic surgery claims. This requires active physician participation to ensure documentation is complete, claims are accurate and prompt payments are received.

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Profitability
    October 27, 2019

    Nonprofit skilled nursing facilities can learn valuable lessons from for-profit and nonprofit operators that have succeeded in maintaining profitability, despite the challenges of declining reimbursement rates.

  • Get Cash Credit Resources Straight 

    Grassi Healthcare Advisors LLC (GHA) Chief Executive Officer Joe Tomaino was featured in the March 25th, 2019 edition of PartB News.  He was quoted on challenges facing providers regarding credit resources. 

  • What to Expect in 2019?

    In the coming year, we expect to see continued industry pressures related to squeezes on reimbursement and pressure for improved outcomes and efficiency. 

  • E-Alert: Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Funding II

    It is our understanding that the announcement of the awards for the New York Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Funding II offering will be made in mid-November, followed shortly after by a release of an RFP for New York Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Funding III. 

  • Joseph Tomaino of Grassi Healthcare Advisors Joins Rutgers Big Data Advisory Board
    August 23, 2018

    New York, NY, August 22, 2018 – Grassi Healthcare Advisors is proud to announce that Joseph Tomaino, CEO, recently joined the Rutgers Big Data Advisory Board.

  • Grassi & Co. Launches New Affiliate, Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC (GHA)

    New York, NY, January 9, 2018 – Grassi & Co. is proud to announce the launch of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC (GHA), which will be led by CEO Joseph Tomaino, previously the Principal of Healthcare Transformation Consulting of Grassi & Co. for the last three years.

  • More Bundles of Opportunity and Risk—Are You Ready? by Joseph Tomaino

    CMS released proposed rules for expansion of the bundled payment program for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.  This expands the current Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program implemented in 67 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) across the country.

  • Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health-What Providers Fear Most  by Joseph Tomaino

    The focus on value-based care and the associated initiatives that support it (accountable care, managed care, bundled payments, DSRIP, etc.) has forced providers to address the mind-body connection and its impact on utilization of health care resources.