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June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

June 30th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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June 30, 2020

State Expands COVID-19 Paid Leave Benefits for Health Care Employees with Repeat Quarantines

DOH and DOL have issued guidance to expand the paid sick leave available to health care employees who complete a period of quarantine or isolation and continue to test positive for COVID-19.

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June 30, 2020

Governor Announces Quarantine Requirements for People Entering New York State

On June 24th, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring all individuals traveling from states with “significant community-wide spread” of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period. There are exceptions for essential workers.

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June 30, 2020

Nursing Home Case Mix Data Collection Entering Second Stage

After DOH re-extracts MDS data, providers will have until July 17th to complete the matching process.

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June 30, 2020

Final Nursing Home Quality Results Expected Soon

2019 results expected in mid-July; important reminder on reporting for 2020 measures.

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June 30, 2020

CMS Extends and Expands Nursing Home Compare Freeze

PBJ reporting requirement resumes, while updates to certain star rating domains will not be made during upcoming data refresh.

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June 30, 2020

CMS Updates Guidance on Nursing Home Waiver Provisions

CMS adds criteria for using Medicare flexibilities into Medicare billing reference.

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June 30, 2020

Free Webinar on Resident and Family Notification

CMS and QIO sponsor nursing home training on COVID-19-related issues.

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June 30, 2020

Medicare Coverage for COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes

CMS clarifies Medicare fee-for-service and managed care payment for lab tests.

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June 30, 2020

CMS Issues Proposed 2021 Payment Rule for Home Health

Rule offers modest changes amidst PDGM and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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