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November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

Nov. 16th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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November 16, 2021

Health Care Personnel Vaccination Mandate Updates

DOH notified covered providers that any personnel previously granted a religious exemption must either be vaccinated, given a medical exemption, or given a permissible religious accommodation (i.e., telework) by Nov. 22nd. Further analysis of the CMS staff vaccination mandate revealed that it applies to board members.

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November 16, 2021

LeadingAge NY Submits Comments to PHHPC on Pending Regulations

The comments to the Public Health and Health Planning Council request changes in regulations governing personal/compassionate caregiving visitation and staff vaccination mandates. They also highlight the staffing shortages faced by long term care providers and reiterate flaws in the nursing home minimum hours and minimum direct care spending regulations.

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November 16, 2021

Providers to Bill Medicare Advantage for COVID-19 Vaccinations, Therapies in 2022

During 2020 and 2021, providers were instructed to bill original Medicare for certain COVID-19 services provided to Advantage enrollees. In 2022, providers will resume billing Advantage plans for these services.

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November 16, 2021

Provider Relief Funding Update

HRSA is allowing providers more time to submit PRF questions.

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November 16, 2021

New CMS and DOH Nursing Home Visitation Guidance Lift Most Restrictions

CMS issued new nursing home visitation guidance on Nov. 12th that lifted most restrictions on visitation and communal activities. DOH issued guidance on Nov. 16th directing nursing homes to adhere to the new CMS guidance and immediately implement its provisions.

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November 16, 2021

Survey Changes on the Way

CMS issues QSO on changes to survey process.

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November 16, 2021

CDC’s Project Firstline Coming to New York

Members are encouraged to have frontline staff complete a Learning Needs Assessment to gauge interest in various training modalities.

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November 16, 2021

New Website Posting Requirements for Nursing Homes

As a result of legislation enacted in 2021, nursing homes are now required to post certain items to their website.

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November 16, 2021

Nursing Home CFOs: May We Have 15 Minutes of Your Time?

We ask those nursing homes who have not yet participated in our brief financial survey to do so.

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