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COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-18-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS TODAY (May 18th) is the Deadline to File Late Reporting Request for PRF Reporting Period 2(RP2) Providers who encountered extenuating circumstances when attempting to file their PRF report for RP2 have until Wednesday,...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-16-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS May 18th is the Deadline to Submit Late Reporting Request for Provider Relief FundsProviders who failed to submit a PRF report for Reporting Period 2 (RP2) by the March 31, 2022 deadline due...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-11-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS Register Now for Training on NHSN ChangesThe NHSN changes are coming. Previously announced for May 23rd, we received communication today that changes are scheduled for implementation on May 30th. CDC has announced 4...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-9-2022

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FEDERAL NEWS Counterfeit At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic TestsOn May 5, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that counterfeit at-home, over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been distributed or used...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-4-2022

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STATE NEWS Watch for KDHE Letter for POC Test DistributionKDHE has amassed a large inventory of COVID-19 POC tests that they plan to distribute to adult care homes later this month. Please watch for a message...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 5-2-2022

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It’s Older Americans Month: Spread the Word!May is Older Americans Month (OAM), celebrated with the theme Age My Way. LeadingAge will use the occasion to address two major challenges for older adults: lack of...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 4-27-2022

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VACCINE NEWS Kansas COVID-19 Vaccination Overview as of 4/27/2022 4,332,924 Total Doses Reported as Administered      - First Dose: 1,963,171- Second Dose: 1,594,090- Third Dose: 775,6645,657,310 Total Doses Distributed      - State Distributed: 3,069,00062.7% of Kansans Vaccinated with One Dose    54.6%...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 4-19-2022

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STATE NEWS KDHE is Conducting Case Investigation in 68 Counties   Here is the list of counties that have requested KDHE assistance with case investigation for COVID-19.  For LTCFs in those counties experiencing a case of...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 4-11-2022

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Please note – there will be no COVID Update or Aging Update for the rest of the week due to our Spring Conference. We will be back next week to bring you information you...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 4-6-2022

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TESTING NEWS Coverage of At Home Tests by Medicare AnnouncedThe Biden Administration announced coverage of 8 over the counter at home covid tests per month under Medicare Part B. Coverage of at home tests under...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 4-1-2022

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VACCINE NEWS Second Booster Approved    The FDA approved a second COVID-19 booster dose for adults over age 50 and immunocompromised individuals on March 29, 2022. Moving quickly, the CDC recommended the second booster on...

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Update for 3-30-2022

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STATE NEWS Further Clarification: Kansas Reaches Agreement with CMS on Surveying for Compliance with Vaccine Mandate (F888)Clarification – this does NOT mean that F888 will not be enforced – it means that CMS will be...