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COVID-19 Administration Resources

  • 3-Day Stay and Benefit-Period Waivers for Medicare (Released 3/17/21)
    Downloadable AHCA/NCAL waivers on 3-day stays and benefit-periods for Medicare Part A SNF PPS.
  • Admissions From Hospital CDC Guidance Toolkit v1 (Released 1/27/21)
    Guidance on when to discontinue transmission-based precautions when admitting patients from hospitals.
  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 v3 (Revised 7/16/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 - Spanish v3 (Revised 7/16/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients (April 2020)
    AHA created a summary of adjustments to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) algorithms in patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • AHCA/NCAL Presentation: Reopening Dining: Are we there yet? (Posted 2/23/21)
    Discuss current CMS guidance on communal dining, Identify conditions and steps to gradually open dining service, Discuss best practices used in various dining setting
  • AHCA/NCAL Statement on Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding Payments (Released 12/16/20)
    AHCA/NCAL CEO Mark Parkinson speaks on Provider Relief Funding.
  • AHCA/NCAL Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness (Released 4/14/2021)
    A summary from AHCA of the recent CMS QSO memo updating the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix Z that outlines emergency preparedness (EP) requirements.
  • AHRQ Competency Check vs. Observational Audit v1 (Posted 6/15/21)
    This document explains the difference between the competency check you complete to meet education and regulatory compliance for your nursing home and the observational audits that you complete as part of the ongoing Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) process.
  • AHRQ Observational Audits (Posted 4/21/21)
    Infection prevention is the vital first line of defense against COVID-19. Observational audits are the best way to understand if your staff fully comply with infection prevention practices because audit observations are made while staff perform their usual duties. Auditing allows you to obtain accurate compliance rates and identify process failures, such as a step in the handwashing process that some staff miss. These are the data points you need for an effective Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) project.
  • AMDA Healing Together COVID (Posted 6/18/21)
    In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, AMDA wishes to formally acknowledge the pain we have all endured, and continue to endure, by launching the “Healing Together” campaign. We begin today by sharing an extensive list of resources assembled by the Behavioral Health Advisory Council. These are meant to be shared with all partners in this work, from food services professionals to medical providers, to administrative staff and environmental services teams, and everyone in between.
  • AMDA Healing Together Resource (Posted 6/18/21)
    This resource list is intended to provide a variety of articles, tools, research papers, websites, and blogs on topics that support wellbeing. Categories include Provider Self-Care, Health Care Worker Stress/Issues, Trauma, Grieving/Mourning, Hotlines for National Centers, and Free Mobile Apps.
  • APIC COVID-19 Infection Prevention Survey Results (Released 12/21/20)
    APIC conducted an online survey of its 11,922 U.S.-based infection preventionist members October 22–November 5, 2020. Results shown are based on responses from 1,083 infection preventionists located throughout the United States.
  • Asthma COVID CDC Guidance v1 (Released 3/1/21)
    People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. COVID-19 can affect your nose, throat, lungs (respiratory tract); cause an asthma attack; and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room.
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks - Spanish v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room. (Spanish version)
  • CDC Considerations for Retirement Communities v2 (Revised 5/11/21)
    Guidance on the CDC offings for ways in which administrators of retirement communities and independent living facilities can help protect residents, workers, visitors, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • CDC Recommendations Clinicians Mycarditis Pericarditis v1 (Posted on 6/24/21)
    Since April 2021, increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, particularly in adolescents and young adults. There has not been a similar reporting pattern observed after receipt of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
  • CDC Science Brief Underlying Medical Conditions High Risk (Published 4/29/21)
    Updates to the list of underlying medical conditions that put adults of any age at high risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 were based on evidence from published reports, scientific articles in the press, unreviewed pre-prints, and internal data. Updates to the following conditions were completed based on evidence from the date range listed.
  • CDC Toolkit February 2021 v2 (Updated 3/4/21)
    Latest COVID updates from the CDC as of February 2021
  • CDC Underlying Medical Conditions COVID v1 (Posted 4/21/21)
    The CDC has published updated information regarding underlying medical conditions and level of risk for becoming infected with the virus. The web page also outlines the following actions providers can take
  • Changes in symptomatology, reinfection, and transmissibility associated with the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 an ecological study (Posted 5/4/21)
    The SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 was first identified in December, 2020, in England. We aimed to investigate whether increases in the proportion of infections with this variant are associated with differences in symptoms or disease course, reinfection rates, or transmissibility.
  • CMA Protecting Nursing Home Residents from the Next Pandemic (Released 3/17/2021)
    A report published by the Center for Medicare Advocacy aiming to examine the belief that "geography is destiny" as the prevailing theory of nursing home COVID-19 transmission and identify actions and policy recommendations for nursing facilities to take.
  • CMS Counseling Checklist v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    People who have COVID-19 or were exposed to COVID-19 need to separate themselves from others until there is little risk of spreading (transmitting) the infection to others. CMS has provided a checklist to assist providers when communicating with patients.
  • CMS COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers (Dated 12/1/20)
    CMS is empowered to take proactive steps through 1135 waivers as well as, where applicable, authority granted under section 1812(f) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and rapidly expand the Administration’s aggressive efforts against COVID-19. As a result, the following blanket waivers are in effect, with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020 through the end of the emergency declaration.