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September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Sept. 8th COVID-19 Update

Latest updates for providers of LTPAC and senior services.

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September 8, 2020

Reminder to Apply for Provider Relief General Distributions

Application deadline is Sun., Sept. 13th.

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September 8, 2020

Federal Funding Now Available to ACFs and Assisted Living Providers

“Private pay” assisted living facilities have been added as eligible applicants for federal funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution; the application deadline is Sept. 13th.

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September 8, 2020

HUD Announces CARES Act Funding for Grant-Funded Service Coordinators

Applications for funding are due Sept. 11, 2020.

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September 8, 2020

CDC Issues Federal Eviction Moratorium Through End of Year

“Exceedingly rare” agency order aims to prevent an unprecedented wave of evictions; while broader than the CARES Act eviction moratorium, the order applies only to non-payment of rent and covers only certain qualifying renters.

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September 8, 2020

CMS Issues New Testing Regulations and Guidance

New CMS regulations and guidance require outbreak testing of staff and residents, routine staff testing, testing documentation, and reporting in nursing homes. More stringent New York State weekly staff testing regulations continue to apply. Members should take note of testing requirements applicable to an outbreak, defined as a single confirmed case among staff or confirmed nursing home-onset case among residents.

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September 8, 2020

CMS to Freeze Public Posting of SNF QRP Data

After the October 2020 refresh, public posting of SNF QRP data will be frozen until January 2022.

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September 8, 2020

CMS Launches “Care Compare”

New online front end for nursing home, home health, and other rating systems.

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September 8, 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 8, 2020

2021 Paid Family Leave Benefit/Contribution Information Released

DFS announces key elements of PFL program for 2021, including increase in covered benefits, premium amounts, and risk adjustment for paid COVID-19 claims.

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