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11/24/2020
If you are still waiting for SAMS level 3 access for NHSN point of care testing reporting, check your e-mail accounts.  Sender can be SAMS, NHSN or CDC.  If you have not received the e-mail....
11/24/2020
The Act 24 Reporting deadline for interim reporting is Nov. 30. Providers who have not received their credentials for reporting should submit a request to the self-service portal (administered by Deloitte). 
11/24/2020
DOH after consultation with CMS changed the guidance on two issues that members have had questions concerning....
11/24/2020
If you received a letter from DOH with a subject of “Failure to Provide Data” and you don’t understand why you are receiving this letter, please email ra-dhsnfquestion@pa.gov (this is the correct email address, and differs from the incorrect address provided in the letter) with a cc to Anne Henry.
11/24/2020
OLTL shared an update on new restrictions concerning the Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Testing. 
11/24/2020
Outbreak calls from DOH Epidemiology in addition to the calls from CMS (by CMS, CDC, or QIP)
11/24/2020
CMS urges nursing homes to have their staff take the three hour CMS/CDC training and has published nursing homes where more than 50% of staff have completed the CMS/CDC training.
11/24/2020
NHSN Nursing Home Occupancy by State. Nationwide, the nursing home occupancy rate is 71%,....


11/24/2020
Updates to Federal Provider Relief Fund: Nursing Home Infection Control Payments – eligibility for September payments required NHSN Data entry for the month of September and the preceding 6 weeks.
11/24/2020
CMS has released a new document on monoclonal antibody treatments, addressing billing and coverage questions. More information is available here
11/24/2020
CMS will retire the original Compare Tools on Dec. 1....

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