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Care Providers Oklahoma updates this COVID-19 page for members and the public with links to resources on developments, guidelines, protocols, policies, and tools for our partners.



Update #70 | CARES Act Provider Relief Fund CHOW FAQs

Update #69 | Reimbursement and Legal Issues Related to COVID-19 Testing in Long Term Care

Update #68 | CMS Issues Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials

Update #67 | NHSN Trainings & Reporting Accurately

Update #66 | White House Tells States to Test All Nursing Home Residents & Staff

Update #65 | NHSN: Accurately Report Staffing & PPE Shortages

Update #64 | NHSN Enrollment Delays & Tips

Update #63 | Summary of CMS Reporting Requirements

Update #62 | CMS Releases Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Reporting and Notification COVID-19 Cases

Update #61 | Retrospective Reporting to Jan. 1 is Optional in NHSN

Update #60 | Start NHSN Data Collection Now Despite Registration Lag Time

Update #59 | Updated CDC Guidance on Return to Work and Clinical Care

Update #58 | New SNF Reporting Requirements Take Effect May 8th

Update #57 | CMS Updates SNF Blanket Waivers

Update #56 | CMS Issues Interim Final Rule with New Reporting Requirements for COVID-19

Update #55 | Getting Started with NHSN Reporting

Update #54 | CDC Webinars on New Mandatory Reporting

Update #53 | Document Your Calls for Help

Update #52 | AHCA/NCAL Grant & Loan Management Resource Guide

Update #51 | Five Star Updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, and FAQs

Update #50 | Additional $20 Billion to be Distributed to Medicare Providers Today

Update #49 | Additional $75 Billion for Provider Relief in Stimulus Funds Passed Today

Update #48 | Preparing for Widespread Testing

Update #47 | Additional Distribution of Provider Relief Funds

Update #46 | CDC Return to Work Guidance: Contingency & Crisis Strategies

Update #45 | CMS Memo on Reporting Confirmed Cases

Update #44 | CMS Announces New Requirements for Reporting Confirmed Cases

Update #43 | CDC Updated Criteria for Return to Work

Update #42 | Where to Turn for Help

Update #41 | Call with Nursing Homes

Update #40 | Recommendations for When a Resident Wants to Leave the Building

Update #39 | New OSHA Resources: Low/Unavailable PPE and Reporting Staff Cases

Update #38 | Notification Guidelines for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Update #37 | Guidance on Collaborating with Hospice

Update #36 | HHS Releases Initial $30 Billion to Medicare Providers

Update #35 | Update on Personal Protective Equipment

Update #34 | OSHA on PPE Shortages

Update #33 |  CMS Calls Later Today

Update #32 |  Revised Resources on Cohorting and When COVID-19 Gets In

Update #31 | CMS Releases Recommendations to Nursing Homes

Update #30 | How to Reduce the Risk of Spread

Update #29 | The Toll COVID-19 Takes on Residents, Families and Staff ~ CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Webinar Tomorrow  ~ MDS Isolation Coding Guidance Remains Unchanged ~ CMS Updates PDPM-ICD-10 Mappings for New COVID-19 Diagnosis Code ~ CMS Suspends Most Medicare Fee-For-Service Medical Review

Update #28 | AHCA Accelerated and Advance Payments FAQs

Update #27 | Temporary Nurse Aide Training & Competency Checklist - Revised Screening Checklist for Visitors and Staff  - ICF/IIDs and PRTFs COVID-19 Guidance Released  - Mark’s COVID-19 Video Series: Supporting Frontline Staff

Update #26 | CMS Issues Blanket Regulatory Waiver

Update #25 | New Guidance on Hospital Transfers

Update #24 | Department of Labor Guidance on Leave Exemptions - AHCA Media Statement on Hospital to SNF Admissions

Update #23 | Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments - Telehealth Toolkit

Update #22 | Third Stimulus Package Signed into Law -  VA Update - Issues with Postal Carriers and Mail Delivery

Update #21 | Stimulus Package Passes the Senate - New Video Series: Mark Parkinson Offers a COVID-19 Update including What to Do When COVID-19 Gets into Your LTC Facility - Emotionally Supporting Staff -Medicare Hearings and Appeals Move Forward - UnitedHealthCare and Cigna Suspend Prior Authorizations for SNF Admissions - SNF PEPPER Report Delayed -DEA Permits Prescribing Across State Lines

Update #20 | CMS Call Today at 4:30 PM Eastern - CDC Guidance for Retirement Communities and Independent Living

Update #19 |  CDC Call on PPE Strategies •    AL Hospital Admissions Guidance •    HUD FAQ •    Template Letter for your MA Plan and/or ACO •    Possible Extension of Medicare Cost Reports Due Date  •    See an update on 1135 Waiver approvals

Update #18 | CMS: Prioritization of Survey Activities

Update #17 | Public Calls for Supplies -Preparing for States’ Use of Increased FMAP Funds - Conversations Revisiting End-of-Life Wishes and Advance Directives - SNF Relief on Quality Reporting and Value-Based - Purchasing Programs

Update #16 | Communicating After a Confirmed Case

Update #15 | Beware of COVID-19 Scams -Childcare for Health Care Workers - Resident Laundry Guidance - CMS is Delaying Implementation of the MDS Update - Medicare Advantage Flexibilities - Medical Review Audits During COVID-19 - Let's Spread #CareNotCOVID

Update #14 | Interim Guidance on SNFs Accepting Patients from Hospitals

Update #13 | Relief Package Passes the Senate, Signed by the President

Update #12 | NEW CDC Guidance on Use of Masks, Gowns, and Eye Protection to Conserve Supplies

A Special Update on COVID-19 - A Message from the President & CEO Mark Parkinson

Update #11 | New Communal Dining Guidance

Update #10 | CMS Issues Waivers of 3-Day Stay and Spell of Illness

Update #9 | National Emergency Declared: CMS Restricts all SNF Visitors Except End-of-Life Situations

Update #8 | New Resources and a Note About Various Guidance Regarding Limiting Visitors

Update #7 | CMS Releases COVID-19 Medicare FFS and Medicare Advantage Plan Guidance

Update #6 | Implement Environmental Infection Control - Cleaning & Disinfection

Update #5 | CMS issued revised guidance for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for preventing the spread of COVID-19 into SNFs by limiting visitors.

Update #4 | Steps to Prevent COVID-19 from Entering Your Facility

Update #3 | CMS issued three new Quality, Safety and Oversight memos today about COVID-19 - two apply to nursing homes and a third to hospitals. We strongly encourage you to review.

Update #2 |  Some additional steps you should be taking since update #1

Update #1 | As concerns arise with the emerging 2019 Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, AHCA/NCAL is working nationally with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure our members receive appropriate supplies and guidance to prevent the spread of this disease


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