AHCA Shared Resources for Meeting the CMS Interim Final Rule for COVID 19 Testing in Nursing Homes

Nancy Knapp

AHCA will host a series of “office hours” with staff experts Dr. David Gifford, Courtney Bishnoi and Jill Sumner to briefly review the new CMS Staff Testing requirements and guidance and answer any questions providers may have. Dr Gifford shared the attached links to resources at the first AHCA Office Hour on Staff testing Sept 2nd :

1)   PowerPoint Slides

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4c4wbkikmovx0l2/Testing%20Rule%20Office%20Hours%2009.01.2020.pptx?dl=0

2)   How to report to the labs

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/reporting-lab-data.html

3)   CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTERPRETING ANTIGEN TEST RESULTS IN NURSING HOMES

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hcp/nursing-home-testing-algorithm-508.pdf

Additional Office Hours on Meeting CMS’ Testing Requirement will be held this week on 9/3 and 9/4 at 4 pm.

Please see the information listed below for registration:

Join via web: Web-Ex Meeting link: https://ahcancal.webex.com/webappng/sites/ahcancal/meeting/download/16ce0d6130324343a5811605efb35bbc?siteurl=ahcancal&MTID=m73176c4921a34fc627576dd8dc861381 

Join via phone: 1-415-655-0003

Meeting number (access code): 172 882 5865

Meeting password: mUi2SxhjC56

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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