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.
HHS monoclonal antibody distributions
November 24, 2021Click on the title above for this week’s allocation of monoclonal antibodies by state from the federal COVID Response Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Update on legal status of CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates
November 24, 2021CMS Interim Final Rule remains in effect despite legal challenges.
CMS Stakeholder Call on vaccine mandate, visitation guidance
November 24, 2021CMS hosted a national nursing home stakeholder call to review the vaccine rule and recently revised visitation guidance. Click on the title above to read about the call. Guidance on the rule is forthcoming; CMS is unable to give a timeline of when it might be expected.
LeadingAge member briefing on vaccine mandate rules
November 18, 2021Policy staff presented an overview for LeadingAge members of the CMS Interim Final Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination rule and the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing.
SNF Provider Preview Reports are available
November 18, 2021The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available for review.
CMS issues survey backlog guidance to surveyors
November 18, 2021CMS memo QSO-22-02-ALL includes new guidance on survey activity.
National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call on Nov. 23
November 18, 2021Join CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call on Nov. 23. During the call, subject matter experts will provide an overview of recently released guidance and address questions on trending matters. Please click on the title above to register in advance for this Zoom call.