HHS Update on Testing Webinar

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

As you know, on July 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the large-scale procurement of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments and tests (Becton Dickinson (BD) and Quidel Corporation) to be distributed to nursing homes certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver within the United States in their continuing effort to protect vulnerable Americans. 

To assist states in their continued outreach with nursing homes, HHS will host a webinar with BD and Quidel on September 3, 2020 from 12:00PM-1:00PM EST to walk through each manufacturer’s training modules that are being utilized by the nursing homes. Each manufacturer will have a 30-minute time slot to present and answer any questions. Use the following link to register for the training: https://bcg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jjIkj-9JTMeLY_Hzao7JCA.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

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