To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio, President
Re: COVID-19 Updates: New Filing Process for MassHealth NF Census; Register Now for National Nursing Home Learning Network Webinar
Date: July 1, 2020
MassHealth NF Census for July 1 – New Filing Process through UMASS
MassHealth announced via an email to Nursing Home Administrators that it will be conducting its mandatory quarterly Nursing Facility Occupancy Survey for the July 1 census date. In the email, MassHealth indicated that the census survey will now be conducted on behalf of MassHealth by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
MassHealth has updated the survey to make it easier to complete. In a few days, you will receive an email invitation to participate in this survey from UMass Medical School originating from a “us.confirmit.com” address. If you are the contact person for more than one nursing facility, you will receive separate emails with a unique survey link for each facility.
MassHealth notes that it is important that you complete the survey on time as MassHealth uses the data to estimate the number of facility beds available in different areas of the state. If a facility fails to submit the survey on time, EOHHS may impose a per diem penalty of $100 per day pursuant to 101 CMR 512.06(4).
If you have any questions about the survey or want to designate a person other than the Administrator to complete the form, please email SurveyResponse@umassmed.edu.
National Nursing Home Learning Network Webinar:
Transparency: Resident and Family Notification
During this webinar, the latest federal guidance regarding the importance of transparency during the COVID-19 public health emergency will be reviewed. Participants will learn best practices to implement a comprehensive communication plan and strategies to improve transparency and provide compassionate care during challenging times.
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Advance Registration Required: Register here.