Home Week of January 17th

Week of January 17th

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

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STATE NEWS Highlights of This Week’s Meeting with KDADS  Providers should carefully review CMS QSO 22-09* https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-22-09-all-injunction-lifted.pdf and https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-22-07-all-attachment-ltc.pdf to prepare for implementation of the vaccine requirement.KDADS, KDHE, the Veterans Commission, Department of Administration and other...

CMS New Memo on Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Weekend Staffing Levels

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CMS will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website. Highlights: Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends provided by...

Are You Being Adversely Impacted by a CNA Training Ban?

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If so, are you interested in being a part of a group that would like to try to find a solution to the nurse aide training lockout, starting in rural and frontier areas. Contact...

CMS SNF Open Door Forum January 27th at 1 PM Central

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Topics at this time include PBJ and MDS reporting. To participate: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 5109694

Hospice QRP Quarterly Update for 4th Quarter of 2021 is Available

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Download at HQRP Requirements and Best Practices.

Something You May Want to Share with Your Lower Wage Workers: FCC Launces new...

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit program is now transitioning most of its participants directly into the new Affordable Connectivity Program. Eligible households will receive up to a $30 per month discount toward internet service as...

Kansas State LTC Ombudsman

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Check out the Long Term Care Ombudsman Interactive County Map and Contact List.

A Person-Centered Approach to Crisis Preparedness

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Kansas State Long Term Care Ombudsman Camille Russell will present “A Person-Centered Approach to Crisis Preparation” on January 27th with a repeat offering on February 9th. This interactive learning opportunity will cover a specific approach...

Home Health Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measure scores are based on the standard number of quarters. The April 2022 refresh will add new OASIS-based measures for public reporting...

News from the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal

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Education Sessions Here is the handout for the January 11th session on Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Fire Protection Systems in Health Care Facilities by Jack Poole. Next session - Wednesday, February 16, PM. Topic: Power Strips...

Sunflower Update

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Here is Sunflower’s dedicated email address for providers to contact regarding HCBS authorization issues: hcbsauthorizations@sunflowerhealthplan.co Authorization issues to contact them about: To resolve a missing or potentially inaccurate HCBS authorizationTo resolve an authorization that is...

Get Involved in Changing the Image of Aging Services

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Americans have never needed aging services more, yet our sector is not well understood by the general public. Join us on January 27th at 1 PM Central to prepare to implement Opening Doors to Aging Services, a LeadingAge...