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09/15/2020

Antigen testing update: We are beginning to hear that nursing facilities are finding false positives with the BD Veritor antigen testing machines.  

09/15/2020
Revisions to the Families First Corona Response Act (FFCRA) narrow the scope of exempt employees. FFCRA implemented mandatory FMLA and paid time off requirements for employers with fewer than 500 employees and for health care workers.

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09/15/2020
DOH released PA HAN 525 with guidance for patients....

09/15/2020
DOH issued PA HAN 524: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Known or Patients Under Investigation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Health Care Setting… 
09/15/2020
PA HAN 512  and PA HAN 507 contain information relating to Legionella...

 

09/15/2020
The following was posted to the DOH message board on Sept. 10....


09/15/2020
The Community HealthChoices Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations...
09/15/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced that $4 million in Direct Care Worker Training Grants...

09/15/2020
CMS announced, via tweet, that it will not move forward with the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR)...
09/15/2020

The Federal Office of Inspector General posted updates to the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE). The database can be accessed here.

09/08/2020
A live question and answer session will be available for nursing home staff completing the self-paced CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVIND-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management course. The next session will be September 10 from 4-5 p.m.. Register here. Submit questions in advance here.
09/08/2020

DOH shared the agenda for the health care call at 1:00. It contains some useful links, and references to guidance discussed during the call. 

09/08/2020
Please join Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and Administration officials for a National Nursing Home COVID-19 Call on Tuesday, September, 8th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastern. Participant (Muted): (833) 614-0820 Conference ID: 6353368 or by webcast.

09/08/2020

On September 3, 2020, DOH issued new screening testing guidance, which follows recent guidance from CMS, and recommends testing for staff and residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) commensurate with the level of community spread. 

CCRC News

09/15/2020
Revisions to the Families First Corona Response Act (FFCRA) narrow the scope of exempt employees. FFCRA implemented mandatory FMLA and paid time off requirements for employers with fewer than 500 employees and for health care workers.

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09/15/2020
DOH released PA HAN 525 with guidance for patients....

09/15/2020
The following was posted to the DOH message board on Sept. 10....


08/04/2020

PennDOT has extended the expiration dates for driver licenses through Aug. 31. The information and FAQs....

07/21/2020
Two CCRC applications and certificate of authority requests were posted in the PA Bulletin by the Department of Insurance. The requests are for North Wales and Pittsburgh.

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