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December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021

Dec. 28th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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December 28, 2021

No Reprieve of Staffing and Minimum Spending Mandates

Statutory requirements are scheduled to become effective on Jan. 1st, will face legal challenge.

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December 28, 2021

DOH and CDC Issue Return to Work Guidance

The state and federal guidance differ in scope and approach. Members are advised to follow the DOH guidance with respect to fully vaccinated personnel who are infected with COVID-19, in the context of a critical staffing shortage. Until DOH issues further clarification, members should consider following CDC guidance when they are not experiencing critical shortages and with respect to HCP who are exposed but not infected.

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December 28, 2021

Vaccination Update

New State vaccination guidance issued; update on enforcement regarding federal vaccine mandates; vaccination support for NYC LTC facilities.

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December 28, 2021

EO on Staffing Shortages Extended; New EO Provides for Virtual Legislative Session and Additional Testing Capacity

EO 4.3 extends multiple staffing flexibilities through Jan. 26, 2022; EO 11 allows the State Legislature to work virtually at their discretion and health care providers, including long term care facilities, to contract with a CLIA-certified lab that is not licensed in New York State.

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December 28, 2021

Provider Relief Reporting Deadlines

Final opportunity to incur period 2 PRF expenses.

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December 28, 2021

CMS Issues Nursing Home Visitation FAQs

Document provides additional details about certain scenarios that nursing home leaders continue to have questions about.

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December 28, 2021

Nursing Homes Are Reminded About Resident, Family, and Representative Notification Requirements

LeadingAge NY reminds SNFs of responsibility to notify residents, families, and responsible parties about new COVID-19 cases.

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December 28, 2021

FDA Approves New Pill Form Antivirals for COVID-19

HHS pauses monoclonal antibody medications unlikely to work against Omicron variant.

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December 28, 2021

Abbott BinaxNOW Expiration Dates List

LeadingAge NY provides list of expiration dates by LOT number for Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests.

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