Are You Concerned About Senior (or Employee) Housing Concerns in Your Community?

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The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation administers essential programs that allow communities and service organizations to help Kansans find the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. They published a Statewide Housing Needs Assessment in December 2021....

Interested in Adding Affordable Housing to your Services?: HUD Announces Competition for $185M for...

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At long last, HUD announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for new Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly grants. The NOFO will provide $184.6 million for capital advance funds and Project Rental...

Attn: Infection Preventionists and Staff Development/Education Directors: Did You Miss the KDHE Webinar on...

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Here are links to the great presentation and supplementary information: EBP Presentation Supplemental EBP Presentation – Training for Frontline StaffEnhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) Sign

If You Receive PPD from KDHE Read This

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Receiving Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) and medications from the KDHE Bureau Disease Control and Prevention (namely: Tuberculosis Control and Sexually Transmitted Infection /HIV Program) depend on your certification in the 340B program. The 340B program...

Medicaid Training Courses in October

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KDHE will offer several Medicaid training courses beginning October 4, 2022. The courses in this curriculum provide an overview of Kansas Medicaid which include: Medicaid Overview; History of KS Medicaid Managed Care; Medicaid Eligibility; Medicaid Eligibility - Home and...

ROPs Update for Nursing Homes

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CMS has posted a revised advanced copy of Appendix PP as an attachment to QSO-22-19-NH. The advanced copy was revised to include new regulatory language which was finalized in the Fiscal Year 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)...

HRSA Has Announced a Grant Opportunity for Rural Health Network Development Program – Applications...

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The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program is to support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care...

What’s Coming in OASIS-E in 2023

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In this 25-minute QuickCast, Katy Barnett reviews changes coming to OASIS, what is added to the new OASIS-E item set, and steps to take to be prepared.

CMS and CFPB Issue Joint Notification Letter on Nursing Home Debt Collection

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) today issued a joint letter concerning responsibilities under the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and Fair...

The PACT Act and VA Benefits

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The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. The VA encourages all Veterans and survivors to file for...

Updated MDS

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A draft version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Nursing Home Comprehensive Item set version 1.18.11 is now available for review here. CMS released the draft on September 2 ahead of the October 2023 implementation....

KDADS Releases Complaint Stats So Far in 2022

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There were a total of 773 complaints called to the KDADS Complaint Hotline in August.  Of those, 4.1% were prioritized as Immediate Jeopardy, 14% were prioritized as no action needed, 51.2% non-IJ intakes required...