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05/11/2021
DHS Nursing Facility Provider Assessment Updates. 
05/11/2021

CMS announced a new Vaccination Reporting Requirement...

05/11/2021
The Medicaid Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh...

05/11/2021

MCARE Surcharge Invoice Payment for Nursing Care Facilities: The 2020-21 MCARE surcharge letters and invoices were e-mailed to Nursing Home Administrators on March 8, 2021 and a second notice to those whose checks were not received by April 27th.    Payments are due to the Department by June 1, 2021.

05/11/2021
LeadingAge PA has added Community Lounge page on our website for our Nursing Home Administrator Affinity group.  This is an opportunity for you to share ideas and questions with your peers. 
05/11/2021
As you recall from this guidance, CDC recommends wearing eye protection during patient care encounters in areas with moderate to substantial community transmission. For a description of what different levels of community transmission look like, check out Table 1 here
05/11/2021
Don’t throw away extra BinaxNOW cards with an imminent expiration date - Abbott filed with the FDA to have a longer expiration period for all lots of tests in the field.
05/11/2021
CMS is Increasing the Payment for Monoclonal Antibodies Infusions. 
05/11/2021
The submission deadline Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Programs is approaching.  All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2021.
The list of measures required for this deadline is found on the CMS QRP SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines website.  
05/11/2021
The Office of the Inspector General has updated the LEIE Data base.
05/11/2021
New Training Available – Cognitive & Mood Assessment Four-Course Training Series for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Providers
05/11/2021
CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder call. CMS has announced the next national nursing homes stakeholder call for this Thursday, May 13 at 4pm
05/04/2021
DHS has begun review of Act 24 Fund Use Reporting completed by Facilities. If uploaded excel files don’t match your completed survey in the reporting module you are likely to hear from DHS.

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