NETEC: Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) for Non-Acute Healthcare Providers Webinar (1/22)

Jan 18, 2022 NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series presentation: Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) for the Non-Acute Healthcare Providers. For more information on this webinar presentation, please visit https://repository.netecweb.org/items/show/1659 Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) for the Non-Acute Healthcare Providers. Join our presenters as they discuss important topics surrounding the administration of a respiratory …

COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Implementation Timeline, Infographic, Decision Tree, and FAQs Updated (1/22)

CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Rule- Implementation Timeline (PDF) (1/19/22) COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements Infographic (PDF) (1/19/22) COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements Decision Tree Graphic (PDF) (PDF) (1/19/22) CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements FAQ (PDF) (1/21/22) UPDATED The three related guidance memos: QSO-22-11 ALL -Injunction Lifted (PDF) …

CMS QSO Memo: COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Guidance for Texas (1/22)

There are three guidance memos. One for one group of states (QSO-22-07-ALL), one for a second group of states (QSO 22-09-ALL), and this new one that is specific to Texas: Guidance for the Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Memorandum Summary • …

CISA: Implement Cybersecurity Measures Now to Protect Against Potential Critical Threats (1/22)

This CISA Insights is intended to ensure that senior leaders at every organization in the United States are aware of critical cyber risks and take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a potentially damaging compromise. All organizations, regardless of sector or size, should immediately implement the …

AMDA Guidance for Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Mandates (1/22)

Columbia, MD – Workers in Medicare- or Medicaid-funded health-care provider organizations are now required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of participation in Medicare and Medicaid. Employees/ practitioners may request exemptions from such vaccine mandates for medical or sincerely held …

CMS QSO Memo: Omnibus COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Implementation Rules for More States (1/22)

Guidance for the Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Memorandum Summary • CMS is committed to ensuring America’s healthcare facilities respond effectively in an evidence-based way to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). • On November 05, 2021, CMS …

Jan. 27 SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: Agenda and Call-in Information

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:   Date:  Thursday, January 27, 2022 Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling **This Agenda …

HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Effective Jan. 16, 2022

As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service …

CDC Call Recording: COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines Review (1/22)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated COVID-19 quarantine and isolation recommendations for healthcare and non-healthcare settings. During this COCA Call, presenters discussed the science supporting these changes, the populations and settings to which these changes apply, and additional precautions people should take at the end …