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New DAL Details Changes to Incident Reporting for Nursing Homes; Webinar to Be Held Oct. 19th

The Department of Health (DOH) released a Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) on Oct. 18, 2022 detailing changes in nursing home incident reporting to take effect on Oct. 24, 2022. The guidance includes revised facility-reported incident requirements that require nursing home providers to send their final facility investigation reports to DOH no later than five days after the incident or accident.

DOH plans to review these new requirements in a webinar scheduled for Oct. 19, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The new requirements align with changes in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) abuse reporting that become effective on Oct. 24, 2022. A new CMS form, Exhibit 359, that is required to be completed within five days of an incident will be discussed.

The webinar announcement, distributed through the Integrated Health Alerting and Notification System (IHANS) last week, is pasted below:

IHANS ALERT

NURSING HOME WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday - October 19, 2022

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Subject: Changes to Facility Incident Reporting for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Audience – Nursing Home Administrators, Operators, Directors of Nursing, Medical Directors, Director of Social Work

Registration link. https://meetny-events.webex.com/meetny-events/j.php?RGID=r824b014e48abe875d8a310739d1b81e5

Presenters: Laura Daley, Statewide Complaint Manager, Suzanne Caligiuri, RN, MSN and Wendy D’Agostino, RN

Changes to Facility Incident Reporting for Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Provide a step by step overview of the new electronic Facility Incident Reporting Form
  • Provide a step by step overview of the newly required Five (5) Day – Investigative Report

This webinar will be recorded and archived. The slides will be made available after the webinar.

 

Contact: Elliott Frost, efrost@leadingageny.org, 518-441-8761