Home & Community Based Services
Reminder: Nov. 30 is the deadline for submitting initial PRF report
November 24, 2021The grace period for submitting the first required Provider Relief Fund (PRF) report ends Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m.
DOH has postponed the Nov. 29 CMS vaccine mandate webinar
November 24, 2021The Interim Final Rule remains in effect and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has committed to rescheduling this webinar with LeadingAge PA upon the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issuance of the QSO and further guidance from CMS.
Understanding the CMS & OSHA Vaccine Mandates webinar
November 24, 2021Attorneys from Latsha, Davis and Marshall presented a webinar on Nov. 19 about the applicability of CMS’ and OSHA’s Interim Final Rules to long-term care providers and the various levels of care within a CCRC. Click on the title above to download and view the slides.
Update on legal status of CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates
November 24, 2021CMS Interim Final Rule remains in effect despite legal challenges.
SAMHSA releases manual for serving older adults with serious mental illness
November 18, 2021Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released a clinical manual, "Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness.”
Vaccine mandates updates
November 18, 2021The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate remains on track for compliance, and all CMS-certified providers should work towards policy development and vaccination of all employees to ensure compliance with the Dec. 5 deadline for first doses.
Community spread threshold rate guidance for adult day care and LIFE providers
November 18, 2021Please monitor community spread threshold rates. Providers should review and proceed with mitigation policies, if necessary.