AHCA: COVID-19 Updates

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

Point-of-Care (POC) Antigen Tests: What SNFs Need to Know: On July 14, CMS announced an initiative to distribute of POC antigen COVID-19 testing devices to nursing homes across the country. AHCA/NCAL has put together a summary of important steps providers must take in preparing to use these testing devices. Read More 

Survey for Residents on COVID Nursing Home Experience: A patient experience with COVID-19 survey is being conducted by Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare and distributed in various forums and groups over the next few weeks ending on August 31, 2020. Read More

Reminder: NHSN Updates to the Supplies and PPE Pathway: Download the new instructions and read more for a summary. Read More

CMS Required Training Coming for Additional Provider Relief Funds:
The White House announcement last week referred to a COVID-19 training that nursing homes must participate in to qualify and receive additional funding from the Provider Relief Fund. Read More


Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15