FEDERAL NEWS

May 18th is the Deadline to Submit Late Reporting Request for Provider Relief Funds
Providers who failed to submit a PRF report for Reporting Period 2 (RP2) by the March 31, 2022 deadline due to extenuating circumstances may submit late reporting requests to HRSA for RP2. HRSA has extended the request deadline to Wednesday, May 18th at 10:59 PM Central Time. Click here for more information.

STATE NEWS

State COVID-19 Vaccination Grants Available
KDHE wants to remind long term care providers that they are eligible to receive vaccine equity and vaccine access grants from the state of Kansas. Check out information for P.A.V.E. grants and Increase the Reach grants

Contact Courtney Hayden, Equity Liaison with questions courtney.hayden@ks.gov

LEADINGAGE KANSAS NEWS

Join Us This Friday for our Weekly Webinars
Get the latest on COVID, CMS, the Legislature and more each Friday at 10 AM.

If you missed last Friday’s Webinar, listen in here. Download the handouts. If you haven’t registered for future calls, you can do so here

If you would like to listen to updates you have missed, visit this page.

LEADINGAGE NATIONAL NEWS

Coronavirus Call Wednesday, May 18th @ 2:30 PM Central
In addition to federal policy updates we will welcome LeadingAge member Zachary Richards recently hosted CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure. He will share about his experience and provide some insights on how CMS is looking for feedback on policy proposals. If you haven’t registered for LeadingAge Update Calls, you can do so here. You can also find previous call recordings here. Note that to access recordings of the calls you need a LeadingAge password. Any staff member of any LeadingAge member organization can set up a password to access previous calls and other “members only” content.

LeadingAge Letter to Secretary Becerra Asks for PHE Extension
LeadingAge wrote a letter with home health, hospice, and palliative care organization partners to Secretary Becerra asking for an extension of the public health emergency beyond its current July 15th end date. This letter can be found here.

Telehealth flexibilities of PHE
Telehealth stakeholders are asking HHS to extend the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE) beyond July to keep certain pandemic flexibilities in place and prevent the creation of a telehealth cliff. A handful of flexibilities were left out of the post-PHE 151-day telehealth waiver extension included in the omnibus funding law and some say those flexibilities need to be codified before the PHE ends. Since the Biden administration promised to give states 60 days’ notice before letting the PHE expire, the emergency would likely be extended through mid-October if the administration doesn’t announce a planned expiration by May 16th. More information on telehealth as it relates to the unwinding of the PHE is found here.

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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.