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Agendas/Key Guidance

Date Description
November 4, 2020
Point of care (POC) testing & CLIA, HHS CLIA benefits for assisted living, Case investigations for residents, Incident report form 283, Isolation vs quarantine, Time based strategy vs test based, CDC updates on infection control and POC testing, Telligen update, Survey deficiency concerns, CDC guidance on return to work for HCP.

Call Recordings

November 3, 2020 Point of care (POC) testing & CLIA, HHS CLIA benefits for assisted living, Case investigations for residents, Incident report form 283, Isolation vs quarantine, Time based strategy vs test based, CDC updates on infection control and POC testing, Telligen update, Survey deficiency concerns, CDC guidance on return to work for HCP.
October 14, 2020 CMP updates for outdoor visitation aides, Telligen updates - registration closes Nov 6, Licensing updates, Notice of change forms, MDS updates, QSO 21-02-NH voting, GovDel releases, Survey updates, Testing, Visitation, OSDH is moving, Antigen testing and quarantine.
September 16, 2020 Updates, LTC reopening guidance,  False positive COVID tests, Big Commerce, Infection prevention monitoring plan, Nursing home calls, ICAR, Quarantine versus isolation, Revised PPE usage grid, CMP update, Telligen update, Survey deficiency concerns, Survey & certification updates, Surveyer contact information per district, LTC phone menu- updating,  Survey prioritization, QSO-20-38-NH testing requirements
September 2, 2020 QSO Memos: 20-35-ALL, 20-37 CLIA, 20-38-NH, Antigen testing machines, Discharge from hospitals, PPE from state stockpile, Infection prevention monitoring plan update, F885 requirement to notify families of COVID status in the facility, ICAR, NHSN module, PPE use- including discarding- trash vs biohazard, Admission/re-admission placement of previous COVID positive residents, CMP reinvestment fund update, Telligen update, Incident report form 283, F800 & subsequent COVID focused surveys, Survey prioritization.
July 29, 2020 Grants, Rapid POC Testing, Infection Prevention Monitoring Plan, Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR), CMP Reinvestment Fund, CMS QIN-QIO Telligen, Survey Deficiency Concerns, Survey Prioritization, Enforcement Actions, Infection Control Consults, COVID Testing, (NHSN) Data Reporting, Reporting Requirements
July 22, 2020 Facility phase status not aligned with County alert status, Grant update, Infection Prevention monitoring plan update, CDC updated guidance on: testing for NH, discontinuation of transmission based precautions, healthcare settings, duration of isolation for adults with COVID, Testing: viral, antigen & antibody, CMP Reinvestment fund update, Survey deficiency concerns, NHSN, CMS Antigen testing machines & supplies, COVID focused surveys, Enforcement actions, Reporting requirements
July 15, 2020 Updates: COVID color alert system, Phases, Point of care testing, CMP reinvestment fund update, Grant applications, Infection Prevention: CDC IP certificates, Components of the plan, Time extension for submission, Positive employees, Survey prioritization, Survey deficiency concerns, NHSN, Enforcement actions, Telligen: LTC tools & resources.
July 8, 2020 Updates, Infection prevention monitoring plan, Infection control assessment & response, CMP reinvestment fund, Telligen, Survey deficiency concerns, NHSN reporting, COVID focused surveys, Infection control consults, Reporting requirements.
July 1, 2020 LTC CARES grant, Infection prevention monitoring plan update, CMS QIN-QIO Telligen update, QSO 20-34 NH, QSO 20-32 NH, COVID focused surveys, infection control consults, reporting requirements.
June 24,2020 Updates, Facility reopening guidance, Civil monetary penalty reinvestment fund update, CMS QIN-QIO Telligen update, CMS QSO20-32-NH NHSH, COVID focused surveys, Infection control consults, Reporting requirements
June 17,2020 LTC reopening plan updates, COVID testing, County COVID status reports, LTC Corona Virus relief fund grant update, PPE usage, Infection control practices related to communication technology devices, CMP update, Telligen update, CMS QSO 20-32 NH (NHSN) data reporting, COVID focused surveys, Infection control consults, Reporting requirements.
June 10,2020 Status of plan to reopen LTC facilities, PPE survey, Infection control risk assessment, Acute disease update, CMP update, CMS QIN-QIO Telligen update, CMS QSO 20-32 NH data submission, COVID focused surveys, Infection control consults, Reporting requirements.
June 3, 2020 Face masks on staff, Governors executive order, Infection preventionist & regulations for NH, ICF/IID, CDC NH infection preventionist training, Outings & excursions, Adult day care, CMSQIN-QIOTelligen, CMS Memo QSO20-31-All, Enforcement for Infection Control Deficiencies & CMP
May 27, 2020 Status on Reopening plan, Revised LTC COVID Resource page, CMP for communication devices update, Telligen Webinar with CDC representative, Coping with Stress, CDC COVID Reporting, Operations Status Update
May 20, 2020 Visitation, Communal dining, Testing of assisted living, Resident quarantine when leaving the facility, NHSN, QSO 20-30-NH, Canceled: provider training, Infection control consults, Focused surveys, Task force, Reporting requirements
May 13, 2020 National Guard Cleaning, COVID-19 testing, CMP for communication devices, Visitation, Alzheimer’s Association Recommendations, Emergency Preparedness, Mental health of residents, Operations &Status updates 
May 6, 2020 CNA/MAT Expiration, Involuntary Discharge, Staffing-COVID Positive & Multiple Facilities, Facility Wide Testing, N95 Masks, Cohorting, Expectations of Assisted Living Facilities, CMP Approval to Fund, Visitation at End of Life, Task Force, Infection Control Consults & Surveys 
April 29, 2020 Guidance on COVID-Testing, Hospital Discharge, Commissioner Memo, Communal Dining, Infection Control Consults, COVID-19 Focused Surveys, Task Force, Reporting Requirements, National Guard Cleaning, ICF/IID
April 22, 2020 Facility Exposures, Testing, Task Force, COVID Focused Surveys, Facilities Accepting COVID Positive Residents, Private Testing Labs, PPE, Fit Testing, RMRS, Reporting Requirements, CDC Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19, Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages, Advance Payment
April 15, 2020 Acute Disease on Infection Control Practices
April 8, 2020 Updates on PPE Extended Use and Re-Use & Infection Control Practices, Return to Work for COVID-19 Positive Healthcare Personnel, Nurse Aide Registry, Swab Testing, Involuntary Discharge
April 1, 2020 What is Community Spread, QSO-20-23 ICF/IID -- Minimum Staffing Requirements, Combining Residents, Communal Activities, Infection Control Consults, PPE Survey for NH, Transfer & Discharge, Emergency Preparedness & Weather, Exploring COVID-19 Only NH
March 25, 2020 Survey Activity- Complaint IJ, Recertification, Revisits, Plan of Correction, Enforcement Activity, Infection Control Consults, COVID-19 Response Team, PPE, Emergency Rules/Waivers, Staffing, Suspected COVID-19, Admitting Residents

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