Issue: October 15, 2020

Published on October 15, 2020

Articles in this issue:

COVID-19 Update - New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 and Resources

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

AHCA/NCAL now has an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Plan Template developed by our OSHA Experts at Littler. OSHA has also issued frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 reporting obligations.

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Other COVID-19 Updates

CMS Releases Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Guidance: CMS has released updated Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment guidance based upon the recently enacted Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act. Read More

Updated Testing Guidance: AHCA/NCAL updated the FAQs on Testing in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities. The updates include information on the Abbott BinaxNOW shipments, further clarity on CMS testing requirements, as well as a new section on discordant results. Read More

READ MORE COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Webinars

ECHO-IHI COVID-19 Learning Network Kickoff Calls
Various Dates in October 2020
Various Times
Hosted by ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
Five 30-minute sessions are designed to provide nursing home staff with updates on infection control best practices and more. Register

PRF Requirements Office Hours Part 1
Recording Now Available!

Hosted by AHCA/NCAL
A recording of the October 2, 2020 AHCA/NCAL hosted PRF Requirements Office Hours Part 1 is now available. Access the Recording

PRF Requirements Office Hours Part 2
Recording Now Available!
Hosted by AHCA/NCAL
A recording of the October 9, 2020 AHCA/NCAL hosted PRF Requirements Office Hours Part 2 is now available. Access the Recording

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Webinar
Recording Now Available!
Hosted by AHCA/NCAL
Recordings of the two office hour webinars on the FFCRA are now available. Access the Recording

FIND MORE RESOURCES

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

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

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

COVID-19 Testing: Protecting Integrity

Author: Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

Below is CMS’ mlnconnects publication for Thursday, October 15, 2020.

News

Events

MLN Matters® Articles

Publications

Multimedia

Information for Medicare Patients

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

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

Save the Date! 25th Annual Fall Education Virtual Conference

Author: * Published in Education

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Register Today! 18th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference...Interactive Zoom Webinar Series

Author: * Published in Education

Registration today! NYSHFA | NYSCAL on behalf of the Foundation for Quality Care is happy to announce that registration is open for the 18th Annual Nurse Leadership Conference – Zoom Webinar Series. Our program this year will consist of 4 Weekly Tuesday Webinars, with optional evening programs focused on your mental well-being and recovery! This year we are pleased to offer you topics including: Compassionate Management; Supporting Well-Being in COVID and Beyond; Leading and Coaching Staff; and Resiliency, Recovery and HOPE.

Registration options are available by click here.