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2020 Long Term Care Newsletters

  • Issue 2020-64 10/17/2020
    • QSO-21-02-NH – Compliance with Residents’ Rights Requirement related to Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Vote
    • Life Safety Code Information: Heaters for Outdoor Tents
    • Building an Infection Prevention Savvy Workforce – November 2020
  • Issue 2020-63 10/01/2020
    • QSO-20-41-ALL - Guidance related to the Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercise Requirements- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
  • Issue 2020-62 09/25/2020
    • Antigen Testing in Long Term Care Facilities and Visiting Update
    • Reissuing as New Orders Waivers for Comprehensive Care Facilities & Residential Care Facilities
    • QSO-20-40-LSC Categorical Waiver – Corrugated Medical Tubing
  • Issue 2020-61 09/22/2020
    • QSO-20-39-NH Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19
    • Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Application – In-Person Visitation Aids
    • Indiana Department of Health Infection Prevention (IP) Teams
    • Infection Prevention (IP) Long-Term Care Webinar – Sept. 23
  • Issue 2020-60 09/17/2020
    • Abbott BinaxNOW Test – Distribution to Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities 
  • Issue 2020-59 09/09/2020
    • Facility Lab Testing Opportunities
  • Issue 2020-58 09/04/2020
    • Use of face shields or protective eyewear / goggles
    • CMP – Communicative Technology Project Request
    • New Reporting Mechanism for Lab Results Next Week
    • Indiana Person Directed Care Coalition Workshop
    • Important Information on Antigen Testing
  • Issue 2020-57 09/02/2020
    • Updates to NHSN LTCF COVID-19 Module Resident Impact and Facility Capacity Pathway 
    • Flu Immunization for LTCF Staff 
    • LTCF Lab & EHR Vendor Survey 
    • Lilly Clinical Study Deployment Teams 
    • QSO-20-37 CLIA, NH – Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Updating Requirements for Reporting of SARS-CoV-2 Test Results by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 (CLIA) Laboratories, and Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 
    • QSO-20-38-NH – Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements and Revised COVID – 19 Focused Survey Tool 
  • Issue 2020-56 08/24/2020
    • ISDH – COVID-19 Information Updates 
    • NHSN LTC, Public Health Investigator – Melissa Meador 
    • QSOG-20-03 NH/HHA/CLIA – Notice of Final Rule Adjusting Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) for Inflation 
    • QSO-20-35-ALL Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization 
    • CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management - Webinar Series 
  • Issue 2020-55 08/07/2020
    • Long Term Care (LTC) Facility Employee COVID-19 Testing Initiative – August 2020 
    • Mandatory Surveyor COVID-19 Testing
    • MDS Training for 2020
  • Issue 2020-54 07/24/2020
    • CDC – Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions & Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 
    • ISDH – COVID-19 Information for Long Term Care Facilities
  • Issue 2020-53 07/22/2020
    • Visitation Guidelines Clarification – Excursions, Funerals, Weddings 
    • CMP – COVID-19 Communicative Technology Application Approvals
    • Reporting of 2nd Positive COVID-19 Results – Red Cap Report
  • Issue 2020-52 07/16/2020
    • Visitation Guidance Update
  • Issue 2020-51 07/11/2020
    • Indiana Long Term Care Dashboard – Updated Guidance
  • Issue 2020-50 07/10/2020
    • QSO-20-28-NH – Revised 07/09/2020 – Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System updates, Nursing Home Staff Count, Frequently Asked Questions, and Access to Ombudsman
  • Issue 2020-49 07/02/2020
    • Indiana Long Term Care Dashboard
  • Issue 2020-48 06/30/2020
    • Indiana Back on Track Plan for Long Term Care Facilities
    • Guidance for Personal Services in Long Term Care 
    • NHSN Reporting Problems, Tags, and Penalties
  • Issue 2020-47 06/27/2020
    • QSO 20-34-NH Changes to Staffing Information and Quality Measures Posted on the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
    • Mandatory Employee Testing – Make Up Locations
    • COVID-19 Probari Information
    • Long Term Care Frontline Staff Training Webinar Series
    • MAIA- Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness Virtual Webinars
  • Issue 2020-46 06/19/2020
    • Environmental Steps to Reduce Indoor COVID-19 Transmission Guidance
    • ISDH Coronavirus Website for Long-Term Care
  • Issue 2020-45 06/18/2020
    • Extension of Existing Emergency Orders - Comprehensive Care Facilities
    • Extension of Existing Emergency Orders - Residential Care Facilities
  • Issue 2020-44 06/18/2020
    • Facility Employee COVID-19 Testing
  • Issue 2020-43 06/16/2020
    • Outdoor Family Visitation FAQ – June 15, 2020
    • Informal Dispute Resolution – Video Meeting
    • Indiana National Guard – COVID-19 Team
  • Issue 2020-42 06/13/2020
    • IMPORTANT - Mandatory COVID-19 Testing of All Nursing Home Staff 
  • Issue 2020-41 06/09/2020
    • COVID-19 Active Infection Survey of Indiana Nursing Facility Staff
  • Issue 2020-40 06/05/2020
    • CMS - QSO-20-32-NH – Release of COVID-19 Nursing Home Data
    • CMS - QSO-20-33-NH – Posting of Nursing Home Inspection
    • Long Term Care Update
  • Issue 2020-39 06/04/2020
    • CMS – QSO-20-31-All – COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes
    • LTC Update – Outdoor Family visitation at Long-term Care Facilities
    • Leading Age – Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Tool
  • Issue 2020-38 06/01/2020
    • Contact Tracing Calls
  • Issue 2020-37 05/22/2020
    • Division of Aging Survey -- Availability of Technology to Promote Social Connectivity for Residential and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Issue 2020-36 05/19/2020
    • CMS Update – QSO-20-30-NH – Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials
    • Be Well Indiana Resources
  • Issue 2020-35 05/18/2020
    • Mandatory Testing of All Long Term Care Staff Survey – Complete & Submit by 05/20/2020 (COB)
  • Issue 2020-34 05/12/2020
    • Aerosolizing Respiratory Treatments in LTC Guidance
    • Updated Information – APIC Indiana Long Term Care (LTC) COVID-19 Networking & Open Forum Session – May 8, 2020
    • Facility Emergency Transfer Form - Updated
  • Issue 2020-33 05/11/2020
    • Indiana Back on Track Plan for Long Term Care Facilities 
    • COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
  • Issue 2020-32 05/07/2020
    • CMS Update – QSO-20-29-NH Interim final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes
    • CDC COVID-19 Prevention Messages: Mini Webinar Series for Long-Term Care Staff
    • Life Safety Code - COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
  • Issue 2020-31 05/01/2020
    • CMS Update – COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
    • LTC Newsletters 2020 
  • Issue 2020-30 04/30/2020
    • LTC Update
  • Issue 2020-29 04/28/2020
    • CMS – QSO-20-28-NH Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System Updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, and Frequently Asked Questions
    • LTC Update
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-28 04/24/2020
    • Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Application for Communicative Technology
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-27 04/22/2020
    • CMS – COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
    • QUICKINAR – “Best Practices for Transition of Care Between Nursing Homes and Dialysis Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • IMPORTANT – REDCAP INSTRUCTIONS – INVALID RETURN CODES
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-26 04/20/2020
    • Fifth Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Residential Care Facilities
    • Temporary Nurse Aide Guidance
    • CMS Update
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-25 04/18/2020
    • Sixth Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Comprehensive Care Facilities
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-24 04/17/2020
    • Revised New RedCap Survey for Reporting COVID-19
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-23 04/14/2020
    • State Health Commissioner Issues Order Authorizing Transfers of Long-Term Care Residents 
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-22 04/13/2020
    • QSO-20-25-NH – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-21 04/09/2020
    • Submission of Reporting COVID-19 Positive Cases and/or Deaths in Facilities
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-20 04/08/2020
    • State Health Commissioner Orders Enhanced Reporting of COVID-19 Test Results and Deaths
    • Third Emergency Order Concerning Temporary Personal Care Attendants for Residential Care Facilities
    • Third Emergency Order Concerning Temporary Personal Care Attendants for Nursing Homes
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-19 04/07/2020
    • CMS – Long Term Care Facility Guidance
    • Preparing Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities for COVID-19
    • Alzheimer's Association - COVID-19 Resource
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-18 04/03/2020
    • UPDATED - COVID-19 Toolkit for Long Term Care
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-17 04/03/2020
    • CANCELED - COVID-19 Infection Control Webinar
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-16 04/02/2020
    • Introduction of Probari RN Team
    • Amendment of Emergency Order – Temporary Personal Care Attendant
      • Nursing Homes
      • Residential Care Facilities
    • Fourth Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Residential Care Facilities
    • Fifth Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Comprehensive Care Facilities
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-15 04/01/2020
    • COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Discharge to LTC Facilities
    • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center
  • Issue 2020-14 03/31/2020
    • CMS Issues New COVID-19 Pandemic Waivers 03/30/2020
    • CDC Update – Management of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19
    • Repeat - COVID-19 Webinar – Friday, April 3 at 1:00PM EST
  • Issue 2020-13 03/28/2020
    • On-Boarding Employees Fingerprinting
    • Personal Care Aide - Procedure Card
    • COVID-19 Webinar
  • Issue 2020-12 03/27/2020
    • Fourth Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers for Comprehensive Care Facilities
    • Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Personal Care Attendant (PCA) - Registry Spreadsheet
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Update
  • Issue 2020-11 03/25/2020
    • COVID-19 Toolkit
  • Issue 2020-10 03/24/2020
    • Update Indiana Family & Social Services Administration - Chief Medical Officer
    • EMResources Notification & Registration
  • Issue 2020-09 03/23/2020
    • Emergency Order Authorizing Temporary Personal Care Attendant Position and Training for Residential Care Facilities
    • Third Emergency Order Granting Temporary Dining Assistant Training and Transportation to Community-Based Activities for Residential Care Facilities
    • Third Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waiver for Comprehensive Care Facilities
    • Direct Care Providers Use of Mask - Dr. Kristina Box
  • Issue 2020-08 03/22/2020
    • Voluntary Resident Leaves of Absence (VLOA) for Nursing Homes & Residential Care Facilities
    • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings
  • Issue 2020-07 03/21/2020
    • Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers
    • Emergency Order Authorizing Temporary Personal Care Attendant Position and Training for Nursing Homes
  • Issue 2020-06 03/20/2020
    • Emergency Order Granting Temporary Blanket Waivers
    • Temporary COVID-19 Personal Care Attendant - Eight (8) Hour Course
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • CDC Updates - COVID-19
  • Issue 2020-05 03/18/2020
    • COVID-19 Guidance for out-of-hospital mitigation strategies
    • CMS - 1135 authority - Immediate jeopardy duties only and LTC Strike Teams
  • Issue 2020-04 03/15/2020
    • COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines
  • Issue 2020-03 03/11/2020
    • CMS Update
    • LTC Update
  • Issue 2020-02 03/04/2020
    • COVID-19/Coronavirus
  • Issue 2020-01 01/30/2020
    • Education Information
    • Long Term Care Update
    • CNA/QMA Update