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September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Sept. 1st COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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September 1, 2020

DOH Issues Guidance on PPE

Nursing homes reminded of requirement for maintaining supply of PPE.

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September 1, 2020

CMS Interim Rule on Testing Guidelines for Nursing Homes

New rules address testing for residents and staff.

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September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Point-of-Care Test Update

Most New York State nursing homes will receive free point-of-care testing instruments and test kits from CMS if they have a limited service lab registration by Sept. 30th. Facilities with a limited service lab registration must add the specified COVID-19 antigen tests to their registrations.

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September 1, 2020

Engage Nursing Home and ACF Resident Families in Visitation Advocacy – Draft Letter Now Available!

LeadingAge NY is asking members to connect with resident families and encourage them to advocate with us for a more thoughtful and reasonable approach to reopening visitation.

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September 1, 2020

LeadingAge NY Submits Comments and Recommendations on Proposed Personal Care and CDPAS Regulations

The recommendations include a phased implementation, provisions to improve the validity of independent assessments and independent medical evaluations, a mechanism to resolve disputes between managed care plans or social services districts and the independent assessor, strict timeframes to ensure prompt enrollment and timely response to changes in condition, and accommodations for PACE programs.

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September 1, 2020

State Releases RFP for Round 5 of Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative

Applications are due on Oct. 19, 2020, and the anticipated award date is Dec. 8, 2020.

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September 1, 2020

Emergency Preparedness Events and Resources

Details about eFINDS training, IOC drills, and NYC surge staffing resource.

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September 1, 2020

RHCF Medicaid Cost Report Due Sept. 15th

Providers should make every effort to file by the due date to maintain compliance and avoid loss of NHQI points.

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September 1, 2020

CMS Offers New Web-Based Training on Home Health Quality Reporting Program

Training is for those new to the program.

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