AHCA/NCAL: COVID-19 Update | Final Reminder for Pharmacy Partnership Sign Up

Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

The deadline for long term care facilities to sign up for the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program is tomorrow, Friday, November 6. Please don’t wait to register for the federal government’s national vaccine distribution program for long term care residents.   

Nursing homes should register via NHSN. Assisted living communities and other congregate settings should sign up through this online survey

A list of who signed up was sent to states and chains earlier this week. We understand from the CDC that a few facilities were inadvertently left off that list. Providers are encouraged to verify their sign-up selections as follows: 

  • SNFs can review their data in NHSN by going in through the calendar view.  
  • REDCap can be reviewed using the unique code that the facility would have received when initially filling out the form. 

Any questions can be sent to eocevent494@cdc.gov

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NHSN POC Testing Result CLIA ID Number: AHCA/NCAL has been notified that a vital component in ensuring that your Point-of-Care Testing Result information is submitted correctly lies withing the accuracy of the CLIA identification number listed for the facility in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system. Read More

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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

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20