A Long Term Care Update from AHCA/NCAL

Carl Pucci

CMS Releases List of Nursing Homes Prioritized for POC Testing Instrument

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it will begin providing nursing homes with a Point of Care (POC) rapid response testing instrument to bolster each facility’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The data collected through the NHSN system directly supports this initiative by helping to prioritize those nursing homes with testing needs and an increasing number of cases. CMS has also provided information about their methodology for prioritizing facilities and a listing of the facilities, as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

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COVID-19 

HHS FAQ Updates on Auditing and Funds Transfers

New AHCA/NCAL COVID-19 Trainings and Infection Prevention and Control Action Briefs

Public Health Emergency Extended

​​​​​​​Point-of-Care Antigen Tests: What SNFs Need to Know

MEDICARE

CMS SNF PDPM Interrupted Stay Claim Issue Workaround Announcement

CMS Updates MDS RAI Contacts List​​​​​​​

AHCA UPDATES 

Registration Is Now Open for the 71st AHCA/NCAL Virtual Convention & Expo

PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

AHCA/NCAL’s Infection Preventionist Training Includes Bonus Covid-19 Content

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