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03/02/2021
DOH posted the RAI Spotlight Letter to the Message Board. Details are included about the teleconference on FAQs and Q&A scheduled for April 8, 2021
03/02/2021
DOH posted the 2020-21 MCARE Surcharge Letter and Invoice to the Message Board
03/02/2021
The State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators posted information on the final rule making for continuing education for Nursing Home Administrators. The Board concluded that a reduction of the continuing education units from 48 biennial to 36 would not be in the best interests of the licensees or the public.
03/02/2021
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Project ECHO released “Staffing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Nursing Home Leaders.”  The short document outlines steps to reduce or eliminate urgent staff shortages, particularly shortages of direct care workers. 
03/02/2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) related to falls in Section J: Health Conditions.
03/02/2021
RCATs will be available resources for long-term care communities until the end of May.
02/23/2021
SURVEY 123 Data is getting better.  Last week on our call with DOH....
02/23/2021
DOH posted two items on the message board:
02/23/2021
During your surveys, DOH currently has nothing in their process to require information on vaccination records for staff.
02/23/2021
Under the federal Public Health Emergency declaration for COVID-19, nursing facilities may continue to hire, train and employ temporary nurse aides.

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