COVID-19

CHCA has created this page in effort to provide the most up to date information concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic and Long Term Care Facilities.

CHCA COVID-19 FAQ Page CHCA has created a FAQ/Resource page for Skilled Nursing Facilities, including information from CMS, CDPHE, AHCA, and Local Health Entities.

 

CMS Training-Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) Video Tutorial

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a video tutorial to assist providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS). This video tutorial is approximately 22 minutes in length and is designed to provide targeted guidance for accurate coding using live-action patient/resident scenarios.

Please CLICK HERE to access the video tutorial.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

 

Newest COVID Updates

Check Infection Percentage Rates

Public Health Order20-20: Requirements for ANF, AL for COVID Prevention and Response 11/20

Testing Requirement Guidance 11/16

Current CDPHE guidance on LTC prep and Rapid Response 11/16

CORRECTION: HAN Advisory – COVID Disease Reporting Required for all COVID Testing Facilities 9/14

CDPHE COVID-19 Reporting Form 8/26

CDPHE Laboratory Guidance for COVID-19-Testing 9/3

CMS Interim Final Rule Testing Guidance QSO-20-38 August 26 8/26

Test Positivity Spreadsheet 9/3

 

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for an introductory session where we’ll focus on your SARS-COV-2 challenges and successes. You’ll hear from experts about clinical management of COVID-19 and infection control, learn how you and your staff can participate in this innovative network designed to support you and your staff, and learn how to save and impact lives now. We recognize that it is essential for us to work together to learn from one another and share best practices widely.

Click here for the the Action Network brochure 

 

CDPHE / Local Guidance and Recommendations & Resources

Public Health Order20-20: Requirements for ANF, AL for COVID Prevention and Response 11/20

Governor Polis Public Health Order Requiring Reporting through EMResource 7/31

CDPHE Guidance for Outdoor Visitation 6/25

CDPHE Health Department & Health Care Provider Site

 

Federal Guidance

CDC Interim Guidance on Rapid Antigen Tests 8/20

CDC Updates Transmission Based Precautions, Duration of Isolation, and Return to Work Criteria 7/20

CMS FAQs on Visitation  6/25

 

AHCA/NCAL Guidance & Recommendations

AHCA COVID-19 Resource Page

AHCA has compiled several webinars concerning COVID-19 Subjects. You will use you ahcancaled login information They are:

CMS’s COVID-19 Performance Payment Program

Understanding Batch Testing with the Quidel Sofia2

You will use you ahcancalED login information to access these webinars. To get your login info please click here

AHCA Member COVID-19 Email Update Archive CHCA keeps a record of all AHCA member communications concerning CVOID-19 dating back to March 2020

 

CHCA Information & Resources

CHCA has provided information for facilities about the newly mandated EMResource programThis page will be updated with new information as it is released.

CHCA COVID-19 FAQ Page CHCA has created a FAQ/Resource page for Skilled Nursing Facilities, including information from CMS, CDPHE, AHCA, and Local Health Entities.

AHCA Member COVID-19 Email Update Archive CHCA keeps a record of all AHCA member communications concerning CVOID-19 dating back to March 2020

If your community is running low on PPE, you should make a request though your local health department. Colorado’s Local Health Departments

Please note that all CHCA Conferences and Conventions have been cancelled for 2020 and all educational trainings will be held digitally.