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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

 

 

Visit this web page often for the latest information that HFAM and AHCA/NCAL has to share with long term care providers about COVID-19. AHCA/NCAL is working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and HFAM is working with the Governor Hogan’s Office, the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Hospital Association and others to ensure nursing homes and assisted living communities receive necessary supplies and guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

 

1.11.21  –  MDH Monoclonal Antibody Discussion (Nursing Home Partners)_1_11_21(1)

January 4, 2020 – Thank you, healthcare heroes, for your continued dedication and sacrifice

December 16, 2020 – HFAM General Assembly Update #5

September 3, 2020 – Celebrating HealthCare Heroes

A Special Thank You from HFAM President and CEO, Joseph DeMattos

HFAM / MCAL

HFAM Alerts

  • Update #225 – 1/15 – MDH Monoclonal Antibody Nursing Home Letter
  • Update #224 – 1/15 – POC Reporting Update, MDH LTC Webinar Recap, Monoclonal Antibody Treatment, Eurofins Testing Support, Vaccine Reminders, N95 Mask Fit Test Training
  • Update #223 – 1/12 – HFAM Update, Vaccine Reminders, N95 Mask Fit Training
  • Update #222 – 1/8 – HFAM Update, Vaccination Reminders, HHS Extends Public Health Emergency, Reminder on Executive Orders and MDH Orders
  • Update #221 – 1/5 – HFAM Update, New Year Video Message, MDH Webinar Recap, Reminders
  • Update #220 – 12/31 – HFAM Update
  • Update #219 – 12/30 – Medicaid Update from MDH, AHCA/NCAL Webinar Today, Other COVID Updates and Reminders
  • Update #218 – 12/28 – COVID Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody Treatments
  • Update #217 – 12/23 – COVID Vaccines Administered to Maryland LTC Residents and Staff, Amended Guidance for Point of Care Testing
  • Update #216 – 12/22 – Webinars Today, #GetVaccinated, Navica App Registration, Other COVID Updates
  • Update #215 – 12/21 – HFAM Update:  Vaccine, monoclonal antibody treatment, and Medicaid rates
  • Update #214 – 12/18 – CVS and Walgreens Update Consent Info
  • Update #213 – 12/16 – HFAM Update, Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund, Eurofins Update, Abbott NAVICA App Registration, Upcoming Webinars
  • Update #212 – 12/16 – Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund Update
  • Update #211 – 12/15 – Provider Relief Fund FAQs for Vaccine Distribution, CDC Guidance on Post Vaccination, Additional Vaccine Reminders, Abbott NAVICA App Registration, Monoclonal Antibody Therapies, Additional Webinars
  • Update #210 – 12/14 – HFAM Update, Vaccination Program Reminders, MD Think Survey, Upcoming COVID Webinars
  • Update #209 – 12/10 –Vaccination Program Recap and Reminders, MDH Webinar Recap, MD Think Survey, Upcoming COVID Webinars
  • Update #208 – 12/9 – Updated Hospital Partner List, Vaccine Reminders & Info, MDH Orders, Upcoming Webinars, and Additional Updates
  • Update #207 – 12/8 –  New MDH Orders, Vaccine Reminders, Eurofins Resources
  • Update #206 – 12/7 – Update on Vaccine, Reminder on Hospital Partner List, Upcoming Calls and Webinars
  • Update #205 – 12/5 –  HFAM Critical Update:  Hospital Resource Partners
  • Update #204 – 12/4 – HFAM Update, MDH Guidance on Quarantine Periods, MDH LTC Webinar Recap, New MD Think Update, CMS Updates and Calls
  • Update #203 – 12/2 – Long-Term Care Residents Placed at Highest Priority for Vaccine
  • Update #202 – 12/1 – Stories of Care: Uplifting news from the long-term care profession
  • Update #201 – 11/30 – HFAM Update, Upcoming Webinar, MD Think Update, Mental Health Resources, Testing and PPE Resources, Reminders
  • Update #200 – 11/25 – HFAM Update, MDH Staff Contingency Plan, PPE Resources, POC Test Distribution and Reporting, Antibody Treatment Capability
  • Update #199 – 11/23 – BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Test Card Training Sessions Action Required – Time Sensitive
  • Update #198 – 11/20 – HFAM Update, Eurofins, Diamond Labs
  • Update #197 – 11/19 – CMS Releases Alert Regarding Holidays, Additional Updates,Upcoming Webinars, Reminder on MDH Orders
  • Update #196 – 11/17 – New Orders from the Maryland Department of Health and Governor Hogan
  • Update #195 – 11/17 – HFAM Update, AHCA/NCAL Survey, New Infection Control Program, Additional COVID Updates and Upcoming Webinars
  • Update #194 – 11/13 – CMS Announcements, Changes to Post-Acute Capacity Form, MDH Webinar Recap, Upcoming PASSR Webinar, Updated NHSN Reporting Requirements, Other COVID Updates, Upcoming Webinars
  • Update # 193 – 11/12 – Quality Resources and Information from Eurofins
  • Update #192 – 11/10 – New MDH Guidance, HFAM Update
  • Update #191 – 11/6 – HFAM Update and Recaps
  • Update #190 – 11/6 – HFAM Update, Pharmacy Partnership Program Deadline, Phase 3 Deadline, MDH Webinar Recap, PPE Resources, Post-Election Recap, More COVID-19 Updates
  • Update #189 – 11/3 – HFAM Update, Register for the Post-Election Recap, Diamond Labs, Medline Spot Buys
  • Update #188 – 11/2 – CIAN Testing
  • Update #187 – 11/2 – CRISP Reporting Issue Today, Finance & Strategy Virtual Symposium, Post-Election Recap, PPE
  • Update #186 – 10/20 – HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund FAQs, Location is Key, Stockpile of PPE Order, Leaders in Healthcare Award
  • Update #185 – 10/30 – Upgrading to NHSN SAMS Level-3 Access, Post-Election Recap, Upcoming Webinars, MDH Order Reminders, Hurricane Zeta, LTC Vaccination Program
  • Update #184 – 10/28 – HFAM Update, New MDH Orders, Hurricane Zeta, Vaccination Program Deadline Extended, Voting Reminders
  • Update # 183 – 10/23 – Mandatory CLIA POC Test Reporting to NHSN, MDH Webinar Recap, Reminders
  • Update #182 – 10/22 – HFAM Update, Vaccine Distribution Program, Updated Reporting Requirements to the Provider Relief Fund, Updated NHSN Requirements, Mental Health Resources, MDH Memo on Federal Financial Relief, Election
  • Update #181 – 10/20 – Reminder to Sign Up for Vaccine Distribution, More COVID Updates, MD Think Updates, Election Reminders
  • Update #180 – 10/19 – Obtaining Rapid POC Testing Supplies
  • Update #179 – 10/19 – Federal Vaccination Program for LTC – Registration Open October 19, 2020
  • Update #178 – 10/16 – New MD Think Memo, MDH Webinar Recap, Voting Guide, COVID Updates & Webinars, Medicare Open Enrollment, Reminder on Clinical Guidance, Flu Shot Reminders
  • Update #177 – 10/14 – Updated Clinical Guidance on POC Testing, Voting Guide & Deadlines, Nursing Assistant Letter, Reminders
  • Update #176 – 10/12 – Updates to Guidelines Concerning the Prevention and Control of Non-COVID Respiratory Illness, New MDThink Updates, ECHO Project Info, Healthcare Heroes Video, Voting Registration Deadline is Tomorrow
  • Update #175 – 10/9 – CMS Guidance on Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment, MDH Webinar Recap, Voting Guide, Power Wheelchair Update, Additional Reminders
  • Update #174 – 10/7 – HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund FAQ, CRISP Webinar Series, Medline Gowns, Additional Updates, and Upcoming Webinars
  • Update #173 – 10/6 – Abbott BinaxNOW Training Registration and Additional Updates
  • Update #172 – 10/5 – HFAM Update, Provider Relief Funding Phase 3 Application Instructions, Project ECHO, P4P Changes, Reminders
  • Update #171 – 10/2 – New MDH Orders, Indoor Visitation Guide, MDH Webinar Recap, MD Think Updates, Conference Calls Today, Provider Relief Fund Resources, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, CDC Flu Summary and Key Points
  • Update # 170 – 10/1 – Breaking: New Orders from the Maryland Department of Health
  • Update #169 – 9/30 – MDH Updates, AHCA Webinar, Reminder on CMS Guidance, Flu Shot Info, Voting Guide, AHCA/NCAL Convention
  • Update #168 – 9/29 – Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Guidance
  • Update #167 – 9/28 – MDH Revised Orders, New CMS Toolkit, Reminders
  • Update #166 – 9/25 – MDH Webinar and Updates, CMS Visitation Guidance, Flu Shot Resources, Abbott BinaxNOW Follow Up, Voting Guide
  • Update #165 – 9/23 – HFAM Update and Voting Guide
  • Update #164 – 9/17 – Updates from AHCA/NCAL, CMS, HHS, and here in Maryland
  • Update #163 – 9/17 – Great News on Testing for AL and SNFs
  • Update #162 – 9/15 – CMS Pulls MFAR, Guidance on POC Testing Machines, Provider Relief Fund Deadline Extended, Help Stop Medicare Cuts
  • Update #161 – 9/11 – MDH POC Testing Info Request, MDH Webinar Recap, Provider Relief Application Due Sunday, AHCA/NCAL Webinar Available, Additional Updates, and Healthcare Heroes Video
  • Update #160 – 9/11 – DUE TODAY:  MDH Point of Care Testing Information Request
  • Update #159 –  8/28 – Additional CMS Guidance on Staff Testing and Reporting, New CMS QSO Memos, AHCA/NCAL Webinar, MDH Webinar, Reminders
  • Update #158 – 8/26 – New CMS Requirements, Updated MDH Guidance, National Nursing Home Training Program, Preparing for Flu Season
  • Update #157 – 8/25 – Breaking: CMS Announcements  – August 25, 2020
  • Update #156 – 8/21 – MDH Updates, CDC Interim Guidance on Rapid Antigen Tests, Webinar, Healthcare Heroes, Reminders about Survey Process, Medicaid Appeals, Admissions FAQ, DME Warehouse
  • Update #155 – 8/18 – HFAM Update, CMS Return to Normal Survey Process, Medicaid Timeframe for Fair Hearing and Appeals, Nominate a Healthcare Hero, MDH Webinar Recap, State DME Warehouse, Reminder on Updated Admissions and Readmissions FAQ, CMS Calls
  • Update #154 – 8/14 – Update MDH FAQ on Admissions and Re-Admissions to Maryland Nursing Homes
  • Update #153 – 8/14 – Deadline Today – August 14 – Send Your State-Approved Lab Contracts to MDH
  • Update #152 – 8/11 – Important Update: Lab Contracts and Submission of Testing Plan to MDH, Deadline August 14
  • Update #151 – 8/11 – PPE Video and Wellness Resources, Healthcare Heroes
  • Update #150 – 8/10 – Testing Resources and Reminders, HHS Announcement of the Additional $5 Billion, AHCA/NCAL Updates, PPE Resources
  • Update #149 – 8/7 – HFAM Update on MDH Testing and More
  • Update #148 – 8/4 – MDH Update: Lab Testing Rates
  • Update #147 –  7/30 – Attention Assisted Living:  Immediate Action Needed for Possible HHS Funding:  Deadline for Data 8/3
  • Update #146 – 7/30 – New MDH SNF Testing Memo
  • Update #145 – 7/28 – Nursing Facility Rates, Reminder on MDH Orders, Federal Resources, CMS Calls
  • Update #144 –  7/27 – Attention Assisted Living:  Immediate Action Needed for Possible HHS Funding
  • Update #143 – 7/24 – HFAM Update, MDH Orders, Public Health Emergency Extended, MDH Webinar Presentation, Reminder on Resources for Frontline Workers, AHCA Updates
  • Update #142 – 7/22 – HFAM Update, Testing and PPE Resources and Reminders, AHCA/NCAL Updates & Convention
  • Update #141 – 7/21 – Updated MDH Guidance – Visitation and Outbreaks; CDC Updates, AHCA Updates; FY21 QA Memo and Forms;  Upcoming CDC and CMS Webinars
  • Update #140 – 7/17 – HFAM Update, MDH Webinar Recap, Resources for Frontline Workers, AHCA/NCAL Virtual Convention, Additional Reminders
  • Update #139 – 7/15 – CMS Call Today at 5:30, Medicaid Provider Partnership to Support Testing, This Week’s Lessons from the Front Lines Reminders: Provider Relief Portal for Assisted Living, New MDS Effective October 1
  • Update #138 – 7/15 – HFAM Update, Provider Relief Portal for Assisted Living, New MDS Effective October 1, CMS to Deliver “Point of Care” COVID Test Kits
  • Update #137 – 7/13 – CRISP Reporting Services (CRS) Products that have been updated on the CRS Portal (reports.crisphealth.org)
  • Update #136 – 7/13 – Opportunity to Engage with Nursing Home Commission, MDH Webinar, Testing Reminder
  • Update #135 – 7/8 – Testing and PPE Resources and Reminders
  • Update #134 – 7/7 – Information from the Maryland Department of Health
  • Update #133 – 7/2 –  State Required Nursing Home Staff and Resident Rosters: Due Friday, July 3
  • Update #132 – 7/1 – Send Rosters to State Lab TODAY, New Survey from MDH
  • Update #131 – 6/30 – PPE Survey Reminder
  • Update #130 – 6/29 – Changes to Post Acute Capacity Form – Effective for July 1 Reporting
  • Update #129 – 6/29 – Important PPE Survey, Additional Updates including Directive and Order for Assisted Living
  • Update #128 – 6/25 – MDH Testing Memo, MDH Recorded Webinar on Reopening, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control Deficiencies, CMS Webinar on PPE Strategies
  • Update #127 – 6/23 – HFAM Update, Redetermination Extension, CMS Webinar on PPE Strategies, Money Follows the Person
  • Update #126 – 6/22 – MDH Virtual Town Hall 6/23, Update on Admissions FAQs, Grant Opportunity, Reminders on MDH Orders and Guidance, CMS Calls this Week
  • Update #125 – 6/19 – Update from HFAM
  • Update #124 – 6/19 – Amended Directive and Order on Nursing Home and Healthcare Matters, Updated Guidance on Outdoor Visits in Assisted Living,
  • Update #123 – 6/19 – Reminders on MDH Guidance, Today’s Call Cancelled, Testing Compliance Due Today, MDH Webinar Recap
  • Update # 122 – 6/18 – New Guidance from MDH: Relaxation of Restrictions in Nursing Homes, Managing Admissions & Readmissions, and Outdoor Visits in Assisted Living; Reminder on Testing Compliance; Reminder MDH Contact List; AHCA Updates
  • Update # 121 – 6/18 – Update Your Contact with MDH
  • Update #120 – 6/18 – Important Reminders on Testing and Visitation, Qualitrac 3.0 Memo, ACHA On-Demand Webinar
  • Update #119 – 6/17 –  ACTION REQUIRED: Universal Testing Compliance
  • Update #118 – 6/16 – HFAM Update, Analysis of Outbreaks in Nursing Homes, Staff Stability Process, Reporting Reminders, CRISP Webinar, Testing Resources
  • Update #117 – 6/15 – Juneteenth: June 19, 1865
  • Update #116 – 6/14 –  MDH Amended Directive and Orders Regarding Various Healthcare Matters
  • Update #115 – 6/12 – HFAM Update, COVID & LTC Webinar Recording, MDH Webinar, On-Site Focused Infection Control Surveys, AHCA Updates: CMS Citations, Relief Fund Portal
  • Update #114 – 6/9 -AHCA/NCAL Request for Assisted Living Funding, HHS Announces Relief for Medicaid Providers, Message from AHCA/NCAL President & CEO, Continued Appreciation for Our Partnership with AHCA/NCAL
  • Update #113 – 6/8 – Opening Visitation & Resuming Activities Document and Keeping People Connected
  • Update #112 – 6/8 – HFAM Update, Meal Delivery Photos, MDH Webinar, Essity Information
  • Update #111 – 6/5 – Reminder: Due Today – Nursing Homes COVID-19 Specimen Collection
  • Update #110 – 6/5 – Reflections and a Message for These Times
  • Update #109 – 6/4 – Updates to Provider Relief Fund FAQ, Revised Notification Guidelines, Webinars, CMS Calls
  • Update #108 – 6/2 –  COVID-19 Crisis Support Program, June 3 Attestation Deadline Applies to Medicare FFS Provider Relief Payment, Upcoming Webinar Reminder
  • Update #107 – 6/2 – How Maryland’s Long-Term Care Industry is Responding:  Webinar
  • Update #106 – 6/2 – HFAM Update, Resources, CMS Announcement on NHSN Data, AHCA/NCAL Statement, COVID-19 Updates, Reminder on SNF COVID-19 Specimen Collection, CMS Calls this Week
  • Update #105 – 5/29 –  COVID-19 Specimen Collection Due – 6/5/20
  • Update #104 – 5/29 –HFAM Update and Thank You
  • Update #103 – 5/28 – Nursing Assistants Week, Rovner Products, Medline Update, Testing & Cohorting, Revised 1135 Waiver Template, CDC Website Update, CMS Resources and Calls
  • Update #102 – 5/27 – Thank You & General Update, Special Guest Column Opportunity, CARES Update, NHSN Reporting, Senate Hearing, CMS Training and Webinars
  • Update #101 – 5/26 – Redetermination Memo, MD Think, MDH Webinar, Free Access to Music Videos, CMS Calls this Week, PPE Resources and Proper Use Reminders
  • Update #100 – 5/22 –HHS Releases $4.9 Billion to Skilled Nursing Centers 
  • Update #99 – 5/22 –  Thank you, State Updates, Scorpion Protective Services, CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, CHOW FAQs, Revised OSHA Policies, COVID-19 FAQs Updated: ACO Section, PPE Order Opportunity
  • Update #98 – 5/19 – Professional Liability Benchmark Report, Amended MDH Order for Various Healthcare Matters, Additional Reminders
  • Update # 97 – 5/19 – CMS Reopening Recommendations, New AHCA/NCAL IPCO Training, OSHA Alert, Updated CARES Act FAQ, SSA Update, HEROES Act in House, Meals for Healthcare Heroes, CMS Calls this Week
  • Update # 96 – 5/18 –  Bridge Teams Are Not For Hire, they offer support and continuity of care when staffing levels fall
  • Update # 95  – 5/15 – THANK YOU!
  • Update #94 – 5/15 – NHSN LTCF Enrollment Reminders and Webinars Today, MDH Webinar Recap
  • Update #93 – 5/14 – Important Update on NHSN  Reporting, MDH Webinar Slides, CMS Toolkit, Medline Update, PPE Reminder, and Testing Resources
  • Update # 92 – 5/13 – Testing & Workforce, In the Media, Reminder on Proper Use of PPE, General Updates
  • Update #91 – 5/12 –  MD and National Updates and Reporting, CMS to Fix PDPM Variable Per Diem Glitch, CMS Calls
  • Update #90 – 5/11 –  Thank you Message from Baltimore County Executive Olszewski
  • Update #89 – 5/8 – Breaking News – Clarification on Governor Hogan’s Orders
  • Update #88 – 5/8 – MDH FAQ, PPE Supplier List, PPE Webinar, NHSN Enrollment
  • Updated #87 – 5/8 – “Stay focused on the objective, not the obstacle.”
  • Update #86 – 5/7 – New Guidance on Federal Reporting, Reminder on State Reporting, MDH Order, Medline PPE Survey, Healthcare Heroes, Testing Resources, Upcoming CMS Calls
  • Update #85 – 5/6 – Updated MDH Order, Reminder on State Reporting Requirements, Federal Reporting Requirements, Medline PPE Survey, VA Update, Avoiding PPE Scams
  • Update # 84 – 5/5 – Testing, Staffing, & PPE, Reporting Requirements, FEMA PPE Update, Updated CDC Guidance, Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Update # 83 – 5/4 – Mandatory Daily Maryland Department of Health Reporting Requirements
  • Update #82 – 5/4 – Thank You, Medicaid Eligibility, Reporting Requirements, Healthcare Heroes
  • Update #81 – 5/3 –  Maryland Department of Health Reporting Requirements
  • Update # 80 – 5/2 –  Maryland Department of Health Reporting Requirements
  • Update #79 – 5/2 – Happy Healthcare Heroes Day!
  • Update #78 – 5/1 – Healthcare Heroes, Federal and State Reporting Requirements, Update on Orders, MDH Webinar Recap, Testing and PPE Resources
  • Update #77 – 5/1 – Thank You Message from Senator Van Hollen
  • Update #76 – 4/30 – NHSN Reporting & CRISP Bed Capacity Report, Reminder on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, Upcoming Webinars and Calls, Healthcare Heroes
  • Update #75 – 4/29 –  Executive Order: Universal Testing in Nursing Homes, More Healthcare Heroes, CDC Webinars, and Additional Updates
  • Update #74 – 4/28 –  Nursing Home Data, Call Check for Seniors, Healthcare Heroes
  • Update #73 – 4/28 – Healthcare Heroes, AHCA/NCAL Updates, Testing and PPE, CMS Call Reminders
  • Update #72 – 4/27 –  AHCA Guides – Grant & Loan Management and COVID-Related Loss Calculator, Updated Accelerated and Advance Payments FAQ, CMS Calls this Week
  • Update #71 – 4/27 – New MDH Directive, Testing Options, Five Star Updates, Continuing Visitor Restrictions, and CMS Updates COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare FFS Billing
  • Update #70 – 4/24 –  Thank You, Additional Medicare Funds, Additional Stimulus Funds, MDH Webinar Recap
  • Update #69 – 4/23 – Testing Request to Gov. Hogan, Preparing for Testing, MDH Webinar, Documentation, Avoiding Scams
  • Update #68 – 4/22 – MDH Update on Stimulus Payments, Additional Provider Relief Funds, NHSN Reporting, Blanket Waivers for ICFs/IID, ASPR Webinar
  • Update #67 – 4/22 – Thank you Messages from Congress
  • Update #66 – 4/22 – Post-Acute Webinar, CDC Return to Work Guidelines, Updated Steps to Limit Spread, Resources for Staff
  • Update #65 – 4/21 – CMS Memo, Communication Strategies, AHCA Flowcharts, NSNCW, CARES Act Info, Emergency Preparedness Reminders
  • Update #64 – 4/21 –  Webinar: 4/22 – Post-Acute Daily Bed Reporting via CRISP
  • Update #63 – 4/20 – Thank You from Congressman Sarbanes, Daily Bed Availability Reporting Tool, New CMS Requirements, Nebulizing Guidance, Careers in Aging Week
  • Update #62 – 4/18 – MHA Temporary Staffing Program
  • Update #61 – 4/17 –  Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey, Hilton Rooms, CDC Updated Guidelines for Returning to Work, MHA Temp Staffing Program, Safety Videos
  • Update #60 – 4/17 – Call with Hospital Partners Today, MDH Recorded Call, Additional Reminders
  • Update #59 – 4/16 – Special HFAM Message, Mental Health, PPE Resources, Upcoming Calls, and More
  • Update #58 – 4/15 – PPE Resources and Information
  • Update #57 – 4/15 – Medicaid FAQ, CARES Act FAQ, CMS Calls Today, Additional Reminders
  • Update #56 – 4/14 – National Healthcare Decisions Day, Resources, Ethics Consultations
  • Update #55 – 4/ 14 – Special Update – SNF and Hospital Partner Call, Friday, April 17 at 2:00 PM
  • Update #54 – 4/14 – New CMS Guidance and Updates, New OSHA Resources, NETEC Webinar Series
  • Update #53 – 4/13 – Ethics Consultations Available
  • Update #52 – 4/13 – “Keep doing the right things for the right reasons…
  • Update #51 – 4/10 – CNA/GNA Temporary Training Approved
  • Update #50 – 4/10 – HFAM Update, HHS Releases Funds, MDH Recorded Call
  • Update #49 – 4/9 – Clarification on Use of Gowns and other Updates
  • Update #48 – 4/9 – MDH Hospital Discharge Assist, Thanks to AHCA/NCAL, Survey Reminder
  • Update #47 – 4/8 – HFAM Survey Reminder, CMS Calls, and Additional Updates
  • Update #46 – 4/7 – HFAM Survey Reminder, CMS Call 4/8
  • Update #45 – 4/7 – Breaking Update: Statewide Strike Teams to Assist Nursing Homes
  • Update #44 – 4/7 – Update from HFAM, New Survey, In the Media, CMS “Office Hours”
  • Update #43 – 4/6 – Executive Orders from Governor Hogan
  • Update #42 – 4/5 – Governor Hogan Takes Aggressive Action to Protect Nursing Home Residents and Staff
  • Update #41 – 4/3 – Updates from Governor Hogan, CMS, and Additional Guidance
  • Update #40 – 4/3 – Review and Resident Advanced Directives and MOLST forms
  • Update #39 – 4/3 – Best Practices, Resources, and Updates
  • Update #38 – 4/2 – BENHA Approval of Out of State Administrators, Mitigating Risk, Compassionate Care, PPE Resources, Medline Webinar
  • Update #37 – 4/2 –  Continue to Prepare, MDH Transmittals, CMS Updates, and More
  • Update #36 – 4/1 – Updated Resource Request Process, MDH Waiver of PASRR and MDS Validation, CARES Act Memo
  • Update #35 – 4/1 –  CMS LTC Call 4/1, Medicare: Accelerated and Advance Payments FAQs
  • Update #34 – 4/1 – Updates, Reminders, and Nurse Aide Training
  • Update #33 – 3/31 – Updates, Thank you, Nurse Aid Training, Screening Checklist
  • Update #32 – 3/31 – Diamond Medical Lab Testing, MDH Updates, and CMS Blanket Waivers
  • Update #31 – 3/30 –  Stay-at-Home Order, MDH Waivers, and More
  • Update #30 – 3/29 – Communicate, Connect, Hospital Admissions –  HFAM SNF and MHA Hospital Call
  • Update #29 – 3/27 – Third Call with Hospital Partners, MDH & DHS Memo, Federal Waivers, and CMS Activities
  • Update #28 – 3/27 – Childcare Updates for Essential Employees
  • Update #27 – 3/26 – Webinars, Senate Stimulus Package, New from AHCA/NCAL, Medicare Hearings and Appeals
  • Update #26 – 3/25 – A Special Thank You, Case Study, Locating Child Care, and Hand Sanitizer Demand Form
  • Update #25 – 3/25 – CDC Call Today, Baker Donelson Webinar, Additional Reminders
  • Update #24 – 3/24 – CMS Prioritization of Survey Activities, CRISP Update, and Reminders
  • Update #23 –  3/23 – MEMA Resource Requests, DEA Waiver, Essential Staff, and More
  • Update #22 – 3/22 – SNF Bed Capacity Survey, Recap of Call with Senator Cardin
  • Update #21 – 3/20 – Interim Guidance SNF Accepting Hospital Patients/Medicaid Eligibility Re-determination Extension
  • Update #20 – 3/19 – HFAM & Hospital Partner Call/HFAM Discussion with Congressman Steny Hoyer
  • Update #19 – 3/18 – Thank You For All You Are Doing.  Stay Informed and Prepared
  • Update #18 – 3/17 – CDC Update Call and Continued Guidance
  • Update #17 – 3/16 – Oversight Order of Maryland Health Secretary Neal
  • Update #16 – 3/15 – FAQs for Seniors, Communal Dinning, CMS Waivers 3-Day Stay and Spell of Illness
  • Update #15 – 3/14 – National Emergency Declaration / Updated CMS and CDC Guidance
  • Update #14 -3/13 – New Resources / Visitor Guidance
  • Update #13 – 3/11 – Environmental Infection Control / CDC Guidelines
  • Update #12 – 3/10 – MDH and Governor Hogan Recommendations for LTC
  • Update #11 – 3/10 – Steps to Prevent COVID-19 From Entering Your Facility
  • Update #10 – 3/9 – Best Practices for Operational Support and Communication
  • Update #9 – 3/6 – Updates and Cases Confirmed in Maryland
  • Update #8 – 3/5 – CMS Quality, Safety and Oversight Memo
  • Update #7 – 3/3 – AMDA Guidance / HFAM Coordinating with UMMS and MHA
  • Update #6 – 3/2 – OHCQ PPE Survey:  Reminder / AHCA Sector Wide Call
  • Update #5 – 2/28 – Updates and OHCQ PPE Survey
  • Update #4 – 2/27 – Updates and Guidance
  • Update #3 – 2/11 – Protecting Staff, Residents and the Community
  • Update #2 – 1/30 – COVID – 19 Background and Guidance
  • Update #1 – 1/29 – COVID – 19 Background and Guidance
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