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  • Interim Final Rule requiring SNFs to offer COVID-19 Vaccine and report to NHSN

    CMS published an Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements on May 11th. This rule requires nursing homes to offer the vaccine to all residents and staff as well as report vaccination rates weekly to CDC NHSN portal along with any treatments for COVID. This rule applies to residents, clients, and staff of Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID). CMS also published a Quality, Safety, and Oversight (QSO) memo to state survey agencies on this. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on May 21, 2021. This webinar will review specifications of the rule and what you need to know to comply.

    CMS published an Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements on May 11th. This rule requires nursing homes to offer the vaccine to all residents and staff as well as report vaccination rates weekly to CDC NHSN portal along with any treatments for COVID. This rule applies to residents, clients, and staff of Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID). CMS also published a Quality, Safety, and Oversight (QSO) memo to state survey agencies on this. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on May 21, 2021. This webinar will review specifications of the rule and what you need to know to comply.

    After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify parameters of the new Interim Final Rule as it relates to education

    2. Discuss vaccination requirements for compliance.

    3. Report to CDC via NHSN for data including vaccination status and therapeutic treatments (e.g., monoclonal antibodies).

    Audience: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and Leadership in nursing homes and Intermediate Care Facilities.

    Meet the Speaker

    Dr. David Gifford, Sr. VP, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

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    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    If you're unable to attend the live webinar, registrants will be notified when the recording is made available. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • Submitting Comments to CMS on Proposed SNF Payment Rule

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on submitting comments to CMS on the proposed SNF payment rule. Our technical experts, Mike Cheek and Kathy Lester will share information about the proposed rule.

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on submitting comments to CMS on the proposed SNF payment rule. Our technical experts, Mike Cheek and Kathy Lester will share information about the proposed rule. 

    This webinar is available to AHCA members only. 

    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

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