Issue: July 17, 2020

Published on July 17, 2020

Articles in this issue:

New York State Announces Funding Plan to Improve Support Services for Long Term Care Residents and Families

Author: Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please see press release on DOH home page at:

https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2020/2020-07-17_services_for_long_term_care_residents.htm

DOH is in the process of posting the announcement for the CMP funding for Nursing Home Communication Devices now.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

MDS Census Collection 2019-2

Author: Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA received the attached notification from DOH today (July 17, 2020).

This email provides an extension for the Minimum Data Set (MDS) census data upload/reconciliation process currently underway with the Department and the Nursing Homes. The current due date of July 17, 2020 will be extended one week until Friday, 24, 2020. As a result of this extension, the MDS Certifications are now due July 31, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to MDS_BRHCR@health.ny.gov and staff will respond to your questions. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

NYSHFA | NYSCAL July 23rd Town Hall

Author: Jackie Pappalardi* Published in Clinical & Quality

Mark your calendars for the next NYSHFA | NYSCAL Town Hall which will take place on Thursday, July 23rd from 11:00 - 11:30 am.

The Town Hall Agenda will be emailed prior to the call. Hopefully you will be able to attend!

Call-in Number: 1-800-220-9875 Passcode: 14227658# 

We are listening to your requests to receive information as quickly as possible. The weekly Town Hall Calls provide you with information on key topics as well as, to offer you an opportunity to get questions answered and/or receive clarification. For future topics most important to your needs, please send us the top 2-3 topics and/or concerns you want information on at this time. Please send your ideas to Jackie Pappalardi (jpappalardi@NYSHFA-NYSCAL.org).

AHCA: COVID-19 Update | Summary of CMS Call on POC Testing in Nursing Homes

Author: Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

On July 14, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced an initiative to distribute of point-of-care COVID-19 testing devices to nursing homes across the country. Seema Verma, Administrator of CMS and Admiral Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a nationwide conference call with nursing homes on July 15 to provide additional information about the rollout.  

READ MORE

Other COVID-19 Updates

Webinar on Communicating During COVID-19: Join AHCA/NCAL and PLUS Communications for a live, ahcancalED webinar on July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT) on how to effectively communicate with the media and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. REGISTER 

NHSN Updates Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway Instructions: The instructions on one of the four pathways have been updated to provide clarification on definitions and provides examples in each section of the instructions. READ MORE 

CMS Expects to Resume Medicare Claim Audits Beginning August 3, 2020: CMS recently updated their COVID-19 Provider Burden Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to claim audit waivers for multiple services. READ MORE 

Reminder: Apply by July 20 for the Medicaid Portion of the Provider Relief Fund: On June 9, HHS announced the distribution of approximately $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in Medicaid and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution. READ MORE 

New Trainings and Resources Related to Infection Prevention and Control: AHCA/NCAL has developed two COVID-19 trainings on ahcancalED titled, Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World (designed for leadership) and Basics of Infection Prevention and Control in the Post-COVID-19 World (designed for all staff). In addition, AHCA/NCAL has developed a series of action briefs to help centers develop and improve their infection prevention and control programs. READ MORE  

READ MORE COVID-19 UPDATES

Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

NYSHealth Webinar: "COVID-19 and Its Impact on Survivors of Domestic Violence"

Author: Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

NYSHealth invites you to attend its webinar series, "Practically Speaking," that will share actionable ideas to better serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on survivors of domestic violence and their families in the New York City metropolitan areas.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. The increased financial and health stressors that accompany the coronavirus pandemic have caused surges in domestic violence worldwide.

Social distancing, crucial to limiting the spread of COVID-19, often requires survivors to shelter in place with their abusers. As the social, economic, and public health environments have increased the risk of domestic violence, survivors' access to resources has also been constrained.

Please join us for a webinar with Ashleigh Washington, M.S.W., Senior Director of Learning and Staff Development at Safe Horizon. Ms. Washington will examine the emotional, psychological, and economic implications of COVID-19 for survivors of domestic violence and discuss strategies for supporting them.

Webinar Date:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The webinar will feature a short discussion followed by audience Q&A. 

Register here

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15