KDADS Budget Update
At our weekly meeting yesterday, KDADS informed us that they submitted the special plan amendment (SPA) to CMS yesterday that would allow them to distribute the $15/day Medicaid dollars. CMS has 90 days to approve the SPA, but KDADS hopes they will approve it much sooner. They still hope to distribute the money to providers in one lump sum before the end of this fiscal year.

BACHA Notice About 2020 Licensure Renewals
As stated in last week’s newsletter, individuals holding an adult care home license will be expected to renew by June 30, 2021.  See notice posted on BACHA’s website.


Our Weekly Webinars Are ‘Must Have’ Information
On June 11th, we will host David McDonnell, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, who will be presenting on the COVID National Emphasis Program (NEP). Come prepared with your questions.

Make plans to join us each Friday at 10 AM. Register here.


New Nursing Home Guide from AHRQ to Build Vaccine Trust Among CNAs
Invest in Trust: A Guide for Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust Among Certified Nursing Assistants(CNAs) is designed to help nursing home leaders build COVID-19 vaccine confidence among CNAs and overcome barriers to vaccination by applying insights from social, behavioral and cognitive science. Created by the Center for Public Interest Communications (CPIC) for the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network, it offers practical tools for building vaccine confidence in U.S. nursing homes. Download the Invest in Trust Guide today.


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Dana is so much more than her title, which is Chief Operating Officer of LeadingAge Kansas. Her passion for elders transcends her formalized role and is visible in all facets of the association. She provides leadership to education, membership, office and account management, oversees IT, serves on the management team, writes grants, and develops new programs. Dana also serves as Executive Director of the LeadingAge Kansas Foundation. Despite her humongous role in LeadingAge Kansas’s success, she maintains a humble perspective and is thrilled just to make members easier by helping them solve their problems. She has a passion for seniors and believes they’re the most interesting and underrated group of people in America. In her free time, you can find Dana chasing storms and blogging about food! Contact Dana at 785.233.7443, ext. 109.