To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio, President
Re: COVID-19 Updates: CMS Antigen Point of Care Testing Devices; Register for Financial Report Webinar
Date: August 21, 2020
CMS Antigen Point of Care Testing Devices
Mass Senior Care is aware that many of our nursing facility members have been placed on the CMS allocation list for antigen point of care testing machines. As a reminder, currently, the Department of Public Health requires that surveillance testing be completed by COVID-19 diagnostic test methods approved by the FDA, which must be able to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of greater than 95% sensitivity and greater than 90% specificity, within 48 hours of conducting the test. The antigen point of care machines provided by CMS DO NOT use this method to diagnosis COVID-19. Mass Senior Care continues to work with the DPH to optimize the use of the CMS provided antigen point of care devices.
Webinar: Preparing for CHIA’s Final Financial Report and
Federal Single-Audit Requirements
Mass Senior Care Association invites members to join us for a timely, complimentary webinar on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00pm. To help nursing facilities combat COVID-19, the state and federal government have provided a number of new funding resources. The new funding comes with different accounting reporting and regulations that will impact financial presentation of these items. The goal of this presentation is to walk through those funding sources as well as reporting changes focused on the following areas:
- Updates for Massachusetts’ Accountability & Support Program Final Financial Report due on September 30th
- Receipt of funds and use of funds related to various COVID-19 funds
- Expense tracking and accounting considerations
- Federal Single-Audit considerations
There will time allotted for Q&A. Register here.
Gary Abrahams, Chief Operating Officer, Mass Senior Care Association
Sean Morrison, Manager, Health Care, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)