COVID-19 update: Vaccination recommendations & implementation (webinar recording available)

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If you missed this webinar hosted by NFID (National Foundation for Infectious Diseases) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, you can view the webinar recording at your convenience. This recorded webinar includes a discussion on recent COVID-19 vaccine updates. This webinar addresses implementation guidance and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines … Read More

Version 11 – Toolkit on state actions to mitigate COVID-19 prevalence in NHs available

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The latest version – 11 of this toolkit was recently posted. This version is 186 pages, up 10 pages from Version 10.   This toolkit catalogs the many innovative solutions designed at the state level to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Beginning with this new 11th … Read More

National nursing home COVID action network

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The National Nursing Home COVID Action Network – a partnership between AHRQ, the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – provides free training and mentorship to nursing homes across the country to increase the implementation of evidence-based infection prevention and safety practices to … Read More

CMS updates data on COVID-19 impacts on Medicare beneficiaries

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its first monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. For the first time, the snapshot includes data for American Indian/Alaskan Native Medicare beneficiaries. The new data indicate that American Indian/Alaskan Native … Read More