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

YES! COVID-19 can be coded based on a positive lab result

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Lots of folks are making statements about physician documentation linking positive test results and not being able to code based on lab results. When coding COVID 19, there are exceptions in both cases. COVID 19 guidelines Code only confirmed cases. Code only a confirmed diagnosis of the 2019 novel coronavirus … Read More

Free resource updated: COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes

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Whether or not you read yesterday’s blog, you’ll want to download our updated COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes.  CMS updated the April version of this Focused Survey document yesterday and so did we!  It’s complimentary – FREE – for your use. Download COVID-19 Focused SurveyDownload it as often as you need – … Read More