COVID-19 POC tests and machines coming to nursing homes starting this week

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If you listened to the Wednesday, July 22, 2020 CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home Call, you heard Evan Shulman, Director, Division of Nursing Homes for CMS moderating this afternoon’s 30-minute session.  It was announcement that nursing homes with a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) certificate would begin to receive 1 of … Read More

LTC COVID-19 data quality webinar – NHSN (CDC)

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Topic: LTC COVID-19 Data Quality Tips and Tricks Description: Join us for a data quality webinar to address some frequent issues including common data errors and how to fix and avoid them. Time: June 10, 2020 … 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Want to keep up with … Read More

Imposition notices of civil monetary penalty for failure to report COVID-19 data to NHSN

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On May 27, 2020, CMS announced the following: The purpose of this communication is to inform you that CMS will utilize the QIES mailbox to communicate important information related to your nursing home’s compliance with the requirement to report COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Read More

CMS posted QSO-20-29-NH: Interim Final Rule updating requirements for notification of COVID-19 cases

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Below is a repost of a Briggs article written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. Just a few minutes ago, CMS posted QSO-20-29-NH.  The 21-page memorandum provides additional information regarding regulations found in the second Interim Rule which will be published and in effect on Friday, May 8, 2020.  … Read More

NHSN LTCF office hours scheduled for this week and next

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Below is a repost of a Briggs article written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. I know it’s a hectic time for you and your colleagues these days!  In case you missed it, all Medicare certified SNF/LTC facilities are required to start submitting COVID-19 data to CMS via the … Read More