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 • …

Five-Star Help Line Open Jan. 24 – Feb. 4

The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 20, 2022. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the Inbox beginning with ‘LTC’ …

CDC NHSN LTCF Weekly Healthcare Personnel & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Page UPDATED (1/22)

Weekly health care personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Long-term care facilities can track weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. January 2022 update Protocol Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol for Healthcare Personnel pdf icon[PDF – 500 KB] – January 2022 Data Tracking …

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 …

State RAI Coordinator and State Contact List / Appendix B, RAI User’s Manual Update (1/22)

The January update of Appendix B to the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, MDS Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and CMS locations and contacts. To ensure accurate formatting, use a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF. Web-based or mobile browser plug-ins …

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 …

Five-Star Technical User’s Guide Plus Claims-Based Measures Appendix (1/22)

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered …