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August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

Aug. 17th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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August 17, 2021

Governor Cuomo Announces Mandate for All Health Care Workers to Become Vaccinated by Sept. 27th

LeadingAge NY is awaiting details regarding the mandate, including to whom it applies.

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August 17, 2021

Vaccination Update

New State vaccine mandate for HCP; booster vaccines approved for immunocompromised; new general guidance for vaccinators.

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August 17, 2021

Members Encouraged to Connect with Local Officials on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Opportunities

Local governments are currently in the process of planning how to use funds, and some providers have had success in getting their priorities considered in the planning. Thus, LeadingAge NY encourages members to connect with local officials now and to articulate your needs.

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August 17, 2021

DOH Discusses Changes in HERDS Survey, Workforce Challenges, and Reminders of Visitation Requirements

Nursing home providers will see fewer questions on daily HERDS survey next week.

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August 17, 2021

Emergency Regulations Issued on Confirmatory Testing

Regulation eliminates influenza testing requirement when testing for COVID-19 in nursing homes.

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August 17, 2021

New NYAM and CMS Resources for Nursing Homes

The resources are designed to equip staff with the latest information regarding infection prevention and control, COVID-19 preparedness, resident-centered care, vaccine distribution, and other important topics.

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August 17, 2021

Certain MLTC Involuntary Disenrollments to Resume

Following expiration of the state PHE, MLTC plans may begin submitting certain disenrollments on Sept. 1st.

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August 17, 2021

CMS Announces Pilot Opportunity for Medicare COVID-19 Vaccination Data Sharing with Medicaid MCOs

Application deadline is Mon., Aug. 30th.

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August 17, 2021

August Policy and Planning Meeting Includes Updates on Social Day Oversight, Enrollment Lock-In, Independent Assessment, MAP Behavioral Health Carve-In, and Transportation Carve-Out

Another batch disenrollment of long-term nursing home residents will be effective Oct. 1st. These members will revert to fee-for-service coverage. In addition, the independent assessment process will not take effect Oct. 1st, and guidance on social day HCBS setting compliance will be issued soon.

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