On April 10th, the Committee on House Ways and Means (HWM) released its version of the state FY2020 budget. The Committee's recommendation includes an additional $30 Million in funding for nursing home care; establishes a Nursing Facility Emergency Task Force to make recommendations on long term sustainability of the nursing facility sector.
MassHealth has scheduled 2 surveillance testing payments to be deposited into nursing facilities’ accounts on Friday, August 19, 2022, and on last week’s DPH Long Term Care Provider monthly call, DPH clarified that temperature checks for individuals entering the facility were no longer required.
The Long Term Care Survey manual, Phase 3 is now available to pre-order from AHCA for September delivery. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcing new Phase 3 Requirements of Participation (ROP) on October 24, 2022.
The Department of Public Health is following up to yesterday's Long-Term Care monthly call discussion on antigen test expiry date extensions, Long Term Care Infection Prevention & Control Webinar Series, and registration is now open for the new Workforce Innovations Collaborative (WFIC).
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will be holding a conference call for long-term care facilities on Wednesday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m, and Mass Senior Care is pleased to offer two important virtual education programs designed to help facilities understand and comply with new guidance and requirements.
Join the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) and the MassCyberCenter on August 11th at 10:00 am for our monthly health care provider cybersecurity call. As always, we will be joined by representatives of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Massachusetts State Police/Commonwealth Fusion Center who will provide updates on recent cyber threats and trends. The monthly topic for this call will be mobile device cybersecurity.