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COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 9-26-2022

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STATE NEWS Update on ARPA Fund DisbursementsKDADS plans to submit the first list of approved disbursements to KDHE this week which should include the 110 nursing facilities that have submitted completed beneficiary agreements. If you are...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 9-21-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS  HRSA Deadline for Providers to Claim Phase 4 and ARP Rural PRF is Oct. 21st, 5:00 PM CT  HRSA has made repeated attempts to reach out to these eligible providers and have them set up...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 9-19-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS Latest NHSN UpdatesNHSN has reported several updates this week including security enhancements to the event-level vaccination reporting form, a webinar on September 21st on the pending update of the “up to date” definition,...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 9-14-2022

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LEADINGAGE KANSAS NEWS Join Us for the Candidate Listening Tour on the State of Aging Services in Kansas2022 is an election year and we want to make sure the candidates are looped in early on...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 9-7-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS What Does “Up-to-Date” Mean Now That the Bivalent Booster Has Been Approved?LeadingAge National has been in close contact with CDC and CMS regarding the recently approved bivalent booster. CDC recently provided clarification on...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-31-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster DoseToday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-24-2022

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STATE NEWS KDHE Webinar on the New Enhanced Barrier Precautions – September 7thKDHE is hosting a webinar to review new guidance on implementing Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) aimed at reducing risks in LTC and SNF...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-22-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS CMS Releases Blog on Roadmap to the End of COVID PHEThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a blog post looking at the agency’s use of emergency authority waivers (including 250,000...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-17-2022

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STATE NEWS Update on Distribution of $15M ARPA Funds for Nursing Home StaffingIn today’s meeting with KDADS we learned that the process to get the $15M ARPA funds for nursing homes ($762 per licensed nursing...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-10-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS New COVID Community Guidance (NOT FOR HEALTHCARE SETTINGS)CDC released updated COVID guidance today for community settings. Guidance updates are based on this Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (See details from CDC in item...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-10-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS SNF PBJ and QRP Reporting DeadlinesReporting deadlines for the SNF QRP and PBJ data are coming up next week, August 14th and 15th. CMS reminds providers to run the appropriate CASPER reports and...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 8-8-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS HRSA Sends 9th Batch of Phase 4 PRF PaymentsHRSA distributed another round of Phase 4 payments totaling $892 million to 839 providers on Friday, Aug. 5. This leaves just 1% of applications for...