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.