AHCA Member COVID-19 Update Email Archive

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*Newest*HHS Releases Updated PRF Reporting Requirements
June 11, 2021

CMS Updates Visitation Guidance for ICF/IID
June 09, 2021

PPE – Act Now to Ensure You Are in Compliance Today
June 08, 2021

AHCA/NCAL Shares Template for COVID-19 Pandemic Facility After-Action Report/Improvement Plan to Meet Emergency Preparedness Requirements
June 07, 2021

MACs Resume Post-Pay Medical Review of Claims Submitted During COVID-19 PHE
June 07, 2021

Guidelines for Implementing a Vaccine Requirement for Employees
June 01, 2021

New NIOSH Guidance on N-95 Respirators
June 01, 2021

SNFs/NFs: Reduce the Risk of CMPs and Citation by Reporting Vaccination and Therapeutics Data to NHSN Before June 13
May 25, 2021

CMPs to Start June 14
May 25, 2021

NIH to Host Monoclonal Antibodies Facebook Live Event
May 20, 2021

The Emotional PPE Project
May 18, 2021

NHSN Vaccine Module Training Webinars
May 17, 2021

Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for LTCF and ICFs-IID
May 11, 2021

Medicare Increase for Monoclonal Antibodies
May 10, 2021

CDC Updating and Simplifying NHSN Modules
May 06, 2021

AARP Nursing Home Visitation State Tracker
May 05, 2021

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls
May 05, 2021

IRS Issues Third Round of EIPs
May 04, 2021

CMS and CDC Update Guidance on Testing, Visitation, and Activities in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination
April 27, 2021

HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
April 21, 2021

Expectations for PPE Usage
April 21, 2021

Medicare Sequestration Relief Extended Through End of the Year
April 16, 2021

CDC and FDA Pause Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
April 14, 2021

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
April 13, 2021

Important QIP HHS FAQs
April 12, 2021

CMS Announces Changes to 1135 Waivers
April 09, 2021

PRF Use – A Refresher and Preparing for Reporting
April 08, 2021

CMS Adds New Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Services to Medicare Part B Telehealth Codes List
April 06, 2021

CDC Provides Updates on Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations
March 30, 2021

IRS Issues Third Round of Economic Impact Payments
March 26, 2021

AHCA/NCAL Unveils COVID-19 Honors Program
March 24, 2021

Antigen POC Test Updates: Abbott Now Available and BD Price Drop
March 23, 2021

OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program
March 22, 2021

CMS Increases Reimbursement Rates for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
March 16, 2021

CDC Releases Vaccine Safety Monitoring Videos
March 16, 2021

Reporting Vaccination Rates to NHSN
March 16, 2021

CDC Study Shows Vaccine Effectiveness in LTC
March 16, 2021

OSHA Implements National Emphasis Program for COVID-19
March 15, 2021

MACPAC Publishes Provider Relief Funding Report
March 10, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Access for People with Disabilities
March 10, 2021

CMS Revises Memo on Nursing Home Visitors
March 10, 2021

CDC Modifies Quarantine and Visitation Guidance
March 10, 2021

CDC Updates Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Staff Outside of Health Care Settings
March 08, 2021

Accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine in Long Term Care
March 03, 2021

AHCA/NCAL Announces a New Pathway to Request Staff Support for Monoclonal Antibody Infusions
March 02, 2021

Black Coalition Against COVID to Host Vaccine Town Hall
March 02, 2021

IRS Updates Employee Retention Credit for 2020
March 02, 2021

Applying New CDC Quarantine Guidance to LTC Staff
February 25, 2021

Updated Office Hours: Vaccine Distribution in LTC
February 25, 2021

New AHCA/NCAL COVID-19 Funding Resource Page
February 24, 2021

PRF HHS FAQ Update – One Healthcare ID
February 24, 2021

New IHI COVID-19 Resources
February 24, 2021

EARN Updates Its COVID-19 Resources
February 24, 2021

Medicare AAP: How to Request an Extended Repayment Schedule
February 19, 2021

Fraudulent N95 Masks
February 19, 2021

AHCA/NCAL Updates Medicare 3-Day Stay and Benefit Period Waivers Fact Sheet and FAQs
February 19, 2021

Medicare AAP Repayment Dates Begin Soon
February 17, 2021

Outpatient Therapeutics Mini-Series and Monoclonal Antibodies Resource Available
February 11, 2021

Potential Next Steps Following Vaccine Clinics
February 11, 2021

CMS Releases ICF/IID Visitation Guidance
February 11, 2021

Changes to CDC Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Staff
February 11, 2021

Accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine in LTC Post-Pharmacy Partnership
February 11, 2021

Third Clinic Vaccine Policy
February 08, 2021

Congress Enacts Changes to Employee Retention Credit
February 08, 2021

LTC Trend Tracker Launches New COVID-19 Dashboard for all LTC Trend Tracker Users
February 08, 2021

Organizations Call on CMS to Ease Medicare Enrollment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
February 08, 2021

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Launches February 11
February 08, 2021

CMS Alert on Medicare Fraud
February 08, 2021

NHSN Updates – What You Need to Know
February 08, 2021

CDC Releases Information on Early COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in SNFs
February 02, 2021

HHS Announces Updates to Provider Relief Fund FAQs
February 02, 2021

January COVID GAO Report Available
February 02, 2021

BD Requests Feedback for Survey on Long Term Care Provider Testing
February 02, 2021

NHSN Creates Factsheet on Tracking HAIs and AR Infections
February 02, 2021

February Webinar – Reopening Dining: Are We There Yet?
January 28, 2021

Seeking Feedback on Staff and Resident Vaccination
January 28, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements WebEx Now Available
January 26, 2021

Preparing for Onsite Vaccination Clinics
January 22, 2021

Executive Order Issued to Protect Worker Safety and Health
January 22, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Registration Updates
January 21, 2021

Reporting Possible Adverse Events Post-Vaccination to the CDC
January 21, 2021

Updated CDC Guidance on Antigen Testing in Long Term Care Facilities
January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Benefit Period Waiver Coding Tip
January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies Update
January 19, 2021

HHS Opens PRF Reporting Portal for Registration
January 15, 2021

Workforce Updates Through the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021
January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategies
January 14, 2021

OSHA Required 2020 Injury and Illness Data Due March 2
January 08, 2021

Co-Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine
January 08, 2021

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency
January 08, 2021

Important Change to NHSN Point-of-Care Test Reporting Requirement
January 08, 2021

HHS ASPR Launches Therapeutics Distribution Locations Interactive Map
January 07, 2021

What You Should Know: Economic Impact Payments and Representative Payees
January 07, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC, and Front Line Staff and Providers
January 06, 2021

CMS Releases Revised Criteria for Conducting Focused Infection Control Surveys and Survey FAQs
January 05, 2021

New #GetVaccinated Videos Now Available
January 05, 2021

CMS Adds Six New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes Effective January 1, 2021
January 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with AHCA/NCAL, CMS, and CDC
December 30, 2020

Accurately Estimating Vaccine Quantity
December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Operating Loss Loans in Stimulus Package
December 29, 2020

NHSN Launches New Optional COVID-19 Vaccine Modules
December 29, 2020

NHSN Data Upload Issues Reported
December 29, 2020

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is Collecting Data for the 2020 National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)
December 23, 2020

Congress Passes $900 Billion Stimulus Package
December 23, 2020

Getting COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies into Your Center
December 23, 2020

Update on HHS Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund TIN Validations
December 23, 2020

EEOC Provides Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
December 21, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Infection Control for Psychiatric and ICFs/IID
December 21, 2020

OSHA Releases Resource for Understanding Compliance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard
December 21, 2020

HHS ASPR Implements SPEED to Assist in Allocation of Monoclonal Antibodies
December 21, 2020

Provider Relief Fund FAQs for Vaccine Distribution
December 16, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Launches Vaccination Campaign
December 14, 2020

Vaccine Clinic Prep Office Hours
December 11, 2020

IRS Warning About a COVID-Related Text Message Scam
December 08, 2020

CMS Issues New Nursing Facility COVID Testing FAQs
December 08, 2020

HHS Seeking Examples of Innovative Responses to COVID-19
December 08, 2020

CVS/OMNICARE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Program Educational Webinar
December 07, 2020

Long Term Care Residents Placed at Highest Priority for Vaccine
December 02, 2020

Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for 2021 Includes Deep Cuts Impacting AHCA/NCAL Residents
December 02, 2020

CDC Updates Strategies for Optimizing Facemask Supply
December 01, 2020

HHS Releases September Quality Incentive Payment Amounts
December 01, 2020

Webinar – A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities
December 01, 2020

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Coverage and Claim Coding in SNF
November 24, 2020

Video: Staying Safe During the Holiday Season
November 24, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Supports H.R. 8702 – The Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020
November 23, 2020

VA COVID-19 Testing Billing Information
November 23, 2020

NHSN Updates COVID-19 Pathway Modules- Nov. 2020
November 23, 2020

CDC Updates Testing and Management Considerations and Reinfection Criteria
November 23, 2020

CMS Releases Alert Regarding Holidays
November 19, 2020

HUD Section 232 Program and COVID Webinar
November 19, 2020

Office Hours: COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody, November 23 at 2pm ET
November 18, 2020

Information to Help SNFs Excluded from September HHS Performance Payments
November 17, 2020

NHSN To Update Reporting Pathways
November 17, 2020

OSHA Releases Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections
November 16, 2020

BD Webinar Series Continues
November 12, 2020

New Update: HHS NHSN Reporting Requirements
November 09, 2020

CDC Updates Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel
November 06, 2020

Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network for Best Practices on Coronavirus Control
November 04, 2020

Key Takeaways From Nursing Home Quality Incentive Program Methodology
November 04, 2020

NHSN POC Testing Result CLIA ID Number
November 04, 2020

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Respiratory Protection Guidance for Long Term Care Employees
November 03, 2020

Updated PRF FAQs from HHS
October 30, 2020

NHSN Point of Care Reporting of COVID-19 Test Results Webinar
October 29, 2020

Upgrade to NHSN SAMS Level-3 Access to Meet CLIA Reporting Requirements
October 29, 2020

LTC Vaccination Program Deadline Extended to Next Friday!
October 28, 2020

Webinar Now Available: Overview of SNF 3-Day Stay and Benefit Period Waivers
October 26, 2020

Updated HHS NHSN Reporting Requirements
October 22, 2020

Weighing Pharmacy Options for the CDC Vaccine Distribution Program
October 22, 2020

Updated Reporting Requirements to the Provider Relief Fund
October 22, 2020

BD Veritor – New Training Resources
October 20, 2020

NHSN Adds Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway
October 19, 2020

White House Announces Vaccination Distribution Program for LTC Residents
October 16, 2020

Abbott BinaxNOW Training Webinars Via BinaxNOW COVID-19 and NAVICA Apps
October 15, 2020

Updated: 3-Day Stay and Benefit Period COVID-19 Waiver Guidance Fact Sheet
October 15, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Launch New Online Training to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Residents and Staff
October 14, 2020

Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway in NHSN
October 14, 2020

Upgrade to Level-3 Access to NHSN Today to Access the Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway in NHSN
October 14, 2020

Helping Residents Vote in 2020
October 13, 2020

Resident Rights – Voting
October 13, 2020

Ask the Experts: FFCRA Webinar Recordings Now Available on ahcancalED
October 08, 2020

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund FAQs
October 07, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Submit Comments Challenging Proposed Medicare Part B Fee Schedule Cuts
October 06, 2020

Abbott BinaxNOW Training Webinars
October 06, 2020

New Guidance from CDC on Discordant Test Results
October 06, 2020

Updated Testing Guidance from AHCA/NCAL
October 06, 2020

PPE Shortages Create Challenges for LTC
October 06, 2020

Updated SNF QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet is Available
October 05, 2020

Kickoff Calls for ECHO-IHI COVID-19 Learning Networks
October 05, 2020

Webinar Announcements
October 05, 2020

Public Health Emergency Extension & Implications
October 05, 2020

CDC Updates Information About How COVID-19 Spreads
October 05, 2020

Ask the Experts: FFCRA Webinar Recording and Follow-up Webinar
October 02, 2020

NHSN Increases SAMS Level Access for LTCFs
October 02, 2020

Federal Government Using NHSN Data to Direct Supplies
October 02, 2020

Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed
October 02, 2020

CDC Releases Influenza Summary and Technical Key Points
October 01, 2020

President Trump Signs into Law Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act
October 01, 2020

HHS Announces New Opportunity to Apply for Provider Relief Fund Resources
October 01, 2020

President Trump Announces Call with Long Term, Post-Acute Care Providers
October 01, 2020

Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements Office Hours
September 30, 2020

Updates: Visitation Guidance and Communal Dining Resource
September 30, 2020

Office Hours: Department of Labor and COVID-19
September 28, 2020

Coronavirus Testing in Nursing Homes Webinar
September 28, 2020

CMS Releases New Tools to Streamline CLIA Certification
September 28, 2020

CDC to Release New Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway through NHSN
September 28, 2020

Considerations When Testing Residents and Employees and Screening Employees for COVID-19
September 24, 2020

Abbott BinaxNOW™ Resources
September 23, 2020

CMS to Update County Data for COVID-19 Testing Weekly and Allow Use of State or County Data in Updated Methodology
September 21, 2020

Now Available: Payment Resource for COVID-19 Testing
September 19, 2020

CMS National Nursing Home Call on Sept. 21
September 18, 2020

How to Become a CLIA-Certified Assisted Living Facility & Receive Abbott Test Kits
September 18, 2020

An Update on Potential “False Positive” Tests – Discordance Between Antigen and PCR Tests
September 17, 2020

Additional Details on Nursing Home Incentive Payment Program Released
September 17, 2020

ASPR Releases a New Toolkit
September 16, 2020

Do You Work, Live or Have a Family Member in Assisted Living?
September 16, 2020

Assisted Living Funding Allocation Deadline Extended to September 21
September 15, 2020

AHCA/NCAL and Members Recognize Importance of Flu Vaccine
September 15, 2020

Update to Paid Leave of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
September 15, 2020

Donated Products and Services Available to COVID-19 Frontline Heroes
September 11, 2020

Succeeding in the HHS COVID-19 Performance Payment Program
September 10, 2020

Private Pay AL- Funding Deadline – Sunday, September 13!
September 09, 2020

CMS Issues COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet
September 08, 2020

Webinar on CMS COVID-19 Performance Payment Program – Tuesday, Sept. 8
September 04, 2020

Navigating Resident Outings, Medical Appointments, and Everything in Between
September 04, 2020

Employee Social Security Payroll Taxes
September 03, 2020

CMS Posts New County COVID-19 Test Positivity Rates Used to Determine Your Routine Testing of Staff
September 03, 2020

Federal Funding and Testing Coming to Assisted Living
September 02, 2020

CMS’ New COVID-19 Testing Requirements Effective Tomorrow, Sept. 2
September 01, 2020

CDC Updates National Healthcare Safety Network Module to Include Point of Care Testing Questions
September 01, 2020

HHS Releases SNF Infection Control Terms and Conditions
August 31, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Template Cover Letter for HHS Submissions
August 31, 2020

HHS Request for Provider Relief Fund Supporting Financial Information
August 31, 2020

CMS Issues New Reporting and Testing Requirements for Nursing Homes
August 26, 2020

CDC Interim Guidance on Rapid Antigen Tests
August 20, 2020

CMS to Return to Normal Survey Process
August 18, 2020

Key Strategies for Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on Employee Healthcare Costs
August 18, 2020

CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management
August 18, 2020

Your Top-Line with NHSN COVID-19 Data Released
August 14, 2020

NHSN Updates Instructions and Adds Testing to Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway
August 13, 2020

CDC Updates Return to Work Criteria
August 13, 2020

HHS Updates FAQs with Medicaid, Cost Report and CHOW Information
August 11, 2020

Dialysis Treatment for Long Term Care Residents During COVID-19
August 11, 2020

HHS Opens CHOW Portal
August 11, 2020

CMS Clarifies National COVID-19 Training for Additional Funding
August 7, 2020

Providers May be Due Refunds from Physicians for Some Services Excluded from SNF Consolidated Billing
August 3, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Announcements
August 1, 2020

CMS Required Training Coming for Additional Provider Relief Funds
July 31, 2020

Point-of-Care Antigen Tests: What SNFs Need to Know
July 29, 2020

Survey for Residents on COVID Nursing Home Experience
July 27, 2020

Public Health Emergency Extended
July 23, 2020

CMS Releases List of Nursing Homes Prioritized for POC Testing Instrument
July 23, 2020

HHS FAQ Updates on Auditing and Funds Transfers
July 23, 2020

Preliminary Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance Released
July 21, 2020

Four Strategies to Help Long Term Care Providers Navigate the Impacts of COVID-19 on Healthcare Costs
July 21, 2020

CMS Updates COVID-19 Billing FAQs Regarding Cost Reports and Government Furnished Resources
July 21, 2020

NHSN Updates Instructions for Completing the Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment Pathway
July 20, 2020

CDC Updates Transmission Based Precautions, Duration of Isolation, and Return to Work Criteria
July 20, 2020

Deadline Extended: Medicaid Application for Provider Relief Fund
July 17, 2020

How to Avoid NHSN Data Reporting Errors
July 17, 2020

Summary of CMS Call on Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes
July 16, 2020

New AHCA/NCAL COVID-19 Trainings and Infection Prevention and Control Action Briefs
July 15, 2020

TODAY AT 5:30 PM EDT: CMS Call for Nursing Homes
July 15, 2020

CMS Expects to Resume Medicare Claim Audits Beginning August 3, 2020
July 14, 2020

Representative Payees and Economic Income Payments (EIPs)
July 14, 2020

Reminder: Application Deadline for Medicaid COVID Provider Relief Fund – July 20th
July 14, 2020

NHSN Updates Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway Instructions
July 9, 2020

Webinar: Communicating During COVID-19
July 8, 2020

Webcast on the Medicaid Distribution from the Provider Relief Fund This Wednesday
July 7, 2020

Updates to CDC Website
July 2, 2020

Have a problem you wish someone would solve?
July 1, 2020

Claims Processing Guidance for 3-Day Stay and Spell-of-Illness Waivers
June 26, 2020

CMS Memo Confirms PBJ Submission Deadline and Provides Five-Star Updates
June 26, 2020

Not Sure Where to Start with the HHS Medicaid Portal? Start Here!
June 24, 2020

Assisted Living Provider Survey Shows Communities Low on PPE
June 24, 2020

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund FAQs
June 22, 2020

Outlook for Three-Day Hospital Waiver
June 18, 2020

NHSN Reporting Citations and CMPs Rescinded
June 15, 2020

Webinar: Providers Share Their Experiences with COVID-19 Telehealth Waivers
June 12, 2020

Update on NHSN Reporting and Related Citations & Fines
June 12, 2020

CMS Issuing F884 Citation and CMPs for Failure to Report NHSN COVID-19 Data
June 11, 2020

CMS Releases New ICFs/IID FAQs
June 11, 2020

Applying COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Strategies in Nursing Homes
June 11, 2020

Relief Fund Portal for Medicaid Providers Launches
June 10, 2020

FAQs: Medicaid Provider Portal for AL & ID/DD
June 10, 2020

How to Make COVID-19 Notifications Meaningful
June 10, 2020

AHCA Focuses on COVID-19 in SNF PPS Proposed Rule Comments
June 9, 2020

FDA Removes Many Respirators Manufactured in China from Approved List for Decontamination
June 9, 2020

HHS Releases $15 Billion for Medicaid Provider Relief
June 9, 2020

Economic Impact Payment Guidance
June 8, 2020

Correcting NHSN Data Errors
June 5, 2020

HHS Releases Additional Provider Relief Fund FAQs
June 5, 2020

CMS Creates Flexibilities for Certain CMMI Models to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
June 5, 2020

NHSN Efforts and Supportive Documentation
June 4, 2020

Member Email Update #73
NHSN Data and CMS Guidance on Related Survey Activity; Supporting Loved Ones; SNF Therapy Telehealth Waivers, other Updated COVID-19 Billing FAQs; CMS Updates Guidance on Proper Use of COVID-19 Waivers Claim Codes; Hilton’s Frontline Medical Professionals Room Program

Member Email Update #72
May 28, 2020 – Testing and Cohorting Algorithm, Innovative Methods to Keep Residents Connected, Revised 1135 Waiver Template, CDC Website Updates

Member Email Update #71
May 26, 2020 – CARES Act Attestation Extension, AL Reporting Guidance, NHSN Update & FAQ, CDC Webinar on Hurricane Season, Senate Aging Hearing

HHS Releases $4.9 Billion to Skilled Nursing Centers
May 22, 2020 – A special message from President & CEO Mark Parkinson

Member Email Update #70
May 20, 2020 – CHOW FAQs, OSHA Revised Policies, ACO FAQs

Member Email Update #69
May 19, 2020 – Reimbursement and Legal Issues Related to COVID-19 Testing

Member Email Update #68
May 18, 2020 – CMS Issues Reopening Guidance, IPCO Version 2, OSHA Alert, Updated Provider Relief Fund FAQs, Economic Impact Payments for Residents, House Passes HEROES Act

Member Email Update #67
May 15, 2020 – NHSN Trainings, Reporting to NHSN Accurately CMS Toolkit for Nursing Homes, QIN-QIOs Targeting Assistance, New Blanket Waivers, Documentation Guidance for Reimbursement Waivers

Member Email Update #66
May 12, 2020 – White House Tells States to Test All Nursing Home Residents & Staff and Part B Therapy Code Edits Removed

Member Email Update #65
May 11, 2020 – Accurately Report Staffing & PPE Shortages to NHSN and CMS to Fix PDPM Variable Per Diem Glitch

Member Email Update #64
May 8, 2020 – NHSN Enrollment Delays & Tips, PPE Supplier List, and Webinar on PPE Use Next Week

Member Email Update #63
May 7, 2020 – Summary of CMS Reporting Requirements and Attestation Period Extended for CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

Member Email Update #62
May 6, 2020 – CMS Releases Memo on Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Reporting and Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes

Member Email Update #61
May 6, 2020 – Retrospective Reporting to Jan. 1 Optional in NHSN; DHHS Clarifies CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Questions

Member Email Update #60
May 5, 2020 – Start NHSN Data Collection Now; VA Suspends Transitions to New Systems; PPE Scams Are Abundant

Member Email Update #59
May 4, 2020 – Updated CDC Guidance on Return to Work and Clinical Care; FEMA’s PPE Supply to Nursing Homes; and CMS Claim Guidance Related to New COVID-19 ICD-10 Code

Member Email Update #58
May 2, 2020 – New Reporting Requirements Effective May 1, More NHSN Resources, and App for PPE Burn Rate Calculator

Member Email Update #57
May 1, 2020 – Updated CMS Blanket Waivers and CMS Delays Implementation of New MDS Items for 2 Years

Member Email Update #56
April 30, 2020 – CMS Issues Interim Final Rule with New Requirements for COVID-19 Reporting for Nursing Homes

Member Email Update #55
April 30, 2020 – Getting Started with NHSN Reporting on COVID-19 and Webinar from John A. Hartford Foundation

Member Email Update #54
April 29, 2020 – CDC Webinars for LTCF COVID-19 Module, Priority Testing Updates, Ombudsman Program, Frontline Staff Trainings, CDC Updates COVID-19 Symptoms

Member Email Update #53
April 28, 2020 – Document Your Calls for Help & FEMA to Ship PPE to Nursing Homes

Member Email Update #52
April 27, 2020 – Grant & Loan Management Resource Guide; COVID-19 Related Loss and Cost Calculator; Updated FAQs on Accelerated and Advance Payments

Member Email Update #51
April 25, 2020 – CMS Updates to Nursing Home Compare, Five Star, Staffing Data and FAQs; Continue Visitor Restrictions, and Updated Medicare Billing FAQs

Member Email Update #50
April 24, 2020 – Additional $20 Billion to be Distributed to Medicare Providers Today

Member Email Update #49
April 23, 2020 – Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Member Email Update #48
April 23, 2020 – Preparing for Widespread Testing

Member Email Update #47
April 22, 2020 – Distributing Provider Relief Funds, ICF/IID waivers, National Healthcare Safety Network reporting, and ASPR Webinar

Member Email Update #46
April 21, 2020 – More on CDC Return to Work Guidance, Updated Steps to Limit Spread and Outbreaks, Help Staff to Embrace Social Distancing, and Happy Careers in Aging Week!

Member Email Update #45
April 21, 2020 – CMS Memo on Reporting Requirements, Communications Strategies, and Flowcharts on Skilled SNF Coverage Decisions

Member Email Update #44
April 19, 2020 – New CMS Requirements for Reporting Confirmed Cases and Guidance for Nebulizing Treatments

Member Email Update #43
April 17, 2020 – Updated Return to Work Guidance and Hilton’s Rooms Donation Program

Member Email Update #42
April 16, 2020 – Where to Turn for Help, Provider Relief Fund Update, Survey Suspension Continues, Administrator Exams, CMS Call Tomorrow

Member Email Update #41
April 15, 2020 – CMS Call Later Today

Member Email Update #40
April 14, 2020 – When Residents Try to Leave, FAQs on Provider Relief Fund and Medicaid, Disposable Face Shields and Marriott’s Special Rate for Caregivers

Member Email Update #39
April 13, 2020 – New OSHA Resources, CMS Cohorting Guidance, Calls, Webinar Series and Updated FAQs on Billing

Member Email Update #38
April 11, 2020 – Reporting Confirmed Cases

Member Email Update #37
April 10, 2020 – Guidance on Hospice, Action Brief for Infection Control Surveys, and a new video from Mark Parkinson

Member Email Update #36
April 10, 2020 – HHS releases $30 billion of COVID-19 health care fund

Member Email Update #35
April 9, 2020 – Update on Personal Protective Equipment

Member Email Update #34
April 8, 2020 – OSHA, PBJ, CMS Calls, Payroll Protection Program, HUD

Member Email Update #33
April 7, 2020 – CMS Calls, Testing in LTC, and Mark Parkinson on Fox News

Member Email Update #32
April 4, 2020 – Updated Resources on Cohorting and When COVID Gets In, Census and AL Data

Member Email Update #31
April 3, 2020 – New CMS Recommendations, FAQs on Payment Policies, and WPS Posts Updated Accelerated Payment Request Form

Member Email Update #30
Limiting Interactions to Prevent Spread, Proper Use of PPE and Compassionate Care

Member Email Update #29
April 1, 2020 – The Toll COVID Takes, COCA Call, MDS Coding, ICD-10 Diagnosis Code, FFS Medical Reviews

Member Email Update #28
April 1, 2020 – CMS Call Later Today and FAQs on Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments

Member Email Update #27
March 31, 2020 – Temporary Nurse Aide Training & Competency Checklist; Revised Screening Checklist; ICF/IIDs and PRTFs Guidance; A New Video from Mark

Member Email Update #26
March 30, 2020 – CMS Issues Blanket Regulatory Waivers

Member Email Update #25
March 30, 2020 – Updated Guidance on Hospital Transfers

Member Email Update #24
March 29, 2020 – Department of Labor Guidance on Leave Exemptions

Member Email Update #23
March 28, 2020 – Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments, Telehealth Toolkit

Member Email Update #22
March 27, 2020 – Third Stimulus Package Becomes Law, VA Update, and Issues with Postal Carriers

Member Email Update #21
March 26, 2020 – Senate Passes Stimulus, New Video Series from Mark Parkinson, What To Do if COVID Gets Into Your Facility, and more

Member Email Update #20
March 25, 2020 – CMS Call Today, CDC Guidance for Retirement Communities and Independent Living

Member Email Update #19
March 24, 2020 – Tomorrow: CDC Call on PPE Strategies

Member Email Update #18
March 23, 2020 – CMS Announces Prioritization of SNF Surveys

Member Email Update #17
March 23, 2020 – Calls for Supplies, Preparing for Increased FMAP Funds, End-of-Life Wishes, SNF Relief on QRP and VBP

Member Email Update #16
March 22, 2020 – Guidance on Essential Staff Entering Your Building

Member Email Update #15
March 21, 2020 – Beware of COVID-19 Scammers, Childcare, Laundry Guidance, CMS is Delaying the MDS Update, MA Flexibilities, Medical Review Audits, #CareNotCOVID

Member Email Update #14 – March 20, 2020
Interim Guidance on SNFs Accepting Patients from Hospitals

Member Email Update #13​ – March 19, 2020
Relief Package Signed by the President

Member Email Update #12​ – March 18, 2020
Act Now to Conserve PPE

A Message from the President & CEO Mark Parkinson –​ March 16, 2020

Member Email Update #11​ – March 15, 2020
CDC Call, Communal Dining Guidance, and PPE Supply Shortage

Member Email Update #10​ – March 14, 2020
​CMS Issues Waivers of 3-Day Stay and Spell of Illness

Member Email Update #9 – March 14, 2020
National Emergency Declared: CMS Restricts all SNF Visitors Except End-of-Life Situations​

Member Email Update #8 – March 13, 2020
New Resources and a Note About Various Guidance Regarding Limiting Visitors​

Member Email Update #7 – March 12, 2020
CMS Releases COVID-19 Medicare FFS and Medicare Advantage Plan Guidance​

Member Email Update #6​ –​ March 11, 2020
Implement Environmental Infection Control – Cleaning & Disinfection

Member Email Update #5​ –​ March 10, 2020
CMS Issues Revised Guidance for SNFs by Limiting Visitors

Member Email Update #4​ – March 9, 2020
Steps to Prevent COVID-19 from Entering Your Facility

Member Email Update #3​ – March 4, 2020
CMS Issues Three New Quality, Safety and Oversight Memos about COVID-19

Member Email Update #2 – February 29, 2020
Additional Steps You Can be Taking

Member Email Update #1​ – February 28, 2020
Preparing for COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment Strategies​