CDC releases recommendations for communities of faith

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Friday afternoon, May 22, 2020, the CDC released Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith.  This online interim guidance was also reviewed again the following day.  This was posted about 1 week after the original guidance which did not include religious organizations/communities.  I’m posting this as our LTC/Senior Living communities are part of the … 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

Additional policy and regulatory revisions in response to the COVID-19 PHE and delay of QRP requirements

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Below is a repost of a Briggs article written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. Last Friday, May 1, 2020, I posted a brief blog on the second Interim Final Rule issued by CMS.  CMS-5531-IFC at this location is the unpublished PDF version.  The official IFC is scheduled for publication on May 8, 2020 in … Read More