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September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

Sept. 22nd COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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September 22, 2020

LeadingAge to Hold National Day of Action for Older Adults on Sept. 23rd

Members of Congress need to hear from providers who are on the front lines of this pandemic caring for and supporting residents, clients, staff, and families.

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September 22, 2020

CMS and DOH Issue Competing Visitation Guidance

The DOH guidance reduces the visitation suspension period after a positive case from 28 days to 14 days and requires nursing home visitors to present a negative test result from the prior seven days. The CMS guidance emphasizes the psychosocial and physical well-being of residents and prohibits nursing homes from restricting visitation without a reasonable clinical and safety justification.

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September 22, 2020

Abbott BinaxNOW Test Kits Being Sent to Assisted Living Facilities

Important information regarding rapid test kits being sent to assisted living providers.

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September 22, 2020

DOH Imposes New Requirements on COVID-19 and Flu Point-of-Care Test Providers

The new directives require the collection and reporting of additional demographic information pertaining to patients receiving COVID-19 tests and three-hour reporting of COVID-19 and flu test results. They apply to all laboratories, including health care providers conducting testing.

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September 22, 2020

DOH Reviews Partially Capitated MLTC Rates, Issues Rate Sheets

September MLTC Finance Meeting features a walkthrough of 2020-21 rates and an outline of the timing of expected rate updates.

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September 22, 2020

Emergency Preparedness Interoperable Communications Drill Coming Up

Participation in the drill is voluntary for ACFs, nursing homes, and home care providers.

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September 22, 2020

New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

Beginning Sept. 30, 2020, employers must allow employees to accrue paid sick time.

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September 22, 2020

HUD Releases Notice H-2020-09 and PIH-2020-26

The Notice amends RAD Notice Revision 4 due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 22, 2020

Main Street Lending Program Now Open to Not-for-Profits

A relatively low-cost borrowing program that may help with cash flow.

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