AHCA: COVID-19 Update | HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund FAQs

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

HHS Updates FAQs with Medicaid, Cost Report and CHOW Information 

On August 11, HHS changed terminology describing various Provider Relief Fund allocations and added FAQs on availability of Medicaid awards.  

Other COVID-19 Updates

Dialysis Treatment for Long Term Care Residents During COVID-19: Long term care providers have identified some challenges in working with dialysis centers to manage COVID-19 risks for residents who require dialysis, and AHCA/NCAL has identified potential solutions that may be helpful to minimize risk and improve outcomes. Read More


NHSN Updates Instructions and Adds Testing Questions: The updated the instructions and form are for completing the pathway for Resident Impact and Facility Capacity. Read More

CDC Updates Return to Work Criteria: A test-based strategy is no longer recommended (except as noted) because, in the majority of cases, it results in excluding from work healthcare personnel who continue to shed detectable COVID-19 virus but are no longer infectious. 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