Nursing home oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic (OIG)

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The Office of Inspector General has added these audits/surveillance studies beginning in May 2020 that impact LTC.  Additionally, OIG is auditing the awarding and disbursement of $50 billion in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments to hospitals and other providers. More information about each of the above can be found at: … Read More

[On-demand webinar] COVID-19: The latest updates from the front lines

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Our previous webinar with Dr. Buslovich and Dr. Wasserman was one of our highest attended webinars ever.  In this follow-up live event, you’ll hear the latest COVID-19 updates based on the front-line experience of two well-known physicians from both coasts. Don’t miss this live webinar, covering a wide range of … Read More

AMDA considerations to consider before implementing universal testing

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×UPDATE: New link for AMDA’s Policy Statement on Universal TestingThe document’s web address has been changed. The new URL can be located below.AMDA posted this document on May 18, 2020.  Here is the issue that the document addresses: “There is a clear understanding that protecting our vulnerable post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) … Read More

CMS issues nursing home reopening recommendations for state and local officials

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Below is a repost of a Briggs article written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. This Press Release was issued late on Monday, May 18, 2020 to announce new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing homes across the country.  “The recommendations would allow states … Read More

Keeping nursing home and LTC workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

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On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert providing safety tips employers can follow to help protect nursing home and long-term care facility workers from exposure to the coronavirus. Safety measures employers can implement to protect workers in the nursing home … Read More