News related to "covid-19"
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On March 25, 2020 by Kari Thurlow
In response to COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz has released a series of Executive Orders. We have provided summaries of these via our daily update emails. Below you will find links to the Executive Orders that affect you and your staff:
On March 25, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has directed state agencies to suspend standard surveys for long term care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, home health agencies, ICFs, and hospices during a 3-week prioritization period from March 20–April 10.
On March 25, 2020 by Jeff Bostic
The American Association of Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), which include many plans that offer Medicare Advantage plans to Minnesota consumers, recently announced that they are going to be matching the recent “blanket” CMS waivers on the three day stay and benefit period requirements.
On March 25, 2020 by Jeff Bostic
The deadline to apply for the first round of emergency assistance funding from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), a total of $50 million for health care provider, is midnight TODAY.
On March 18, 2020 by Jeff Bostic
As part of the national emergency declaration in response to COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that they are waiving the three-day hospital stay requirement before a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medicare A stay.
On March 17, 2020 by Jodi Boyne
We know guidance, recommendations and resources on COVID-19 are coming at you from a multitude of directions and that you are being flooded with minute-by-minute news updates on this virus. What follows is a quick recap of information you may find helpful this week as you combat COVID-19:
On March 17, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry
HUD announced last week that the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is postponing all property inspections on all public housing, multi-family housing, and servicing mortgagee properties. This includes senior housing.
On March 17, 2020 by Roni Falck
At this time, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has not mandated closure for adult day centers. It is up to each provider to determine whether it will continue to stay open or temporarily close. The following is guidance and communications tools you can use:
On March 10, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
On the heels of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releasing new guidance on visitation in nursing homes, LeadingAge Minnesota urged members to restrict all non-essential visits in nursing homes and adopt the limitation suggestions for other settings such as assisted living and adult day.
On March 10, 2020 by Roni Falck
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released interim guidance for Adult Day Services and Senior Day Center settings to plan, prepare and respond to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
On March 10, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran
There are multiple bills are moving through the Legislature in order to prepare the state for a public health response to COVID-19. The House and Senate fast-tracked nearly $21 million for a contingency fund and are now considering legislation on a health care response loan program and a peacetime public health emergency.
On March 3, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
LeadingAge Minnesota has been working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and others to help inform our work on response and readiness resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for aging services providers. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is estimating that US risks for the virus are low, those we serve in senior living appear to be disproportionately at risk for the most serious respiratory infections associated with COVID-19. We encourage members to take advantage of these new opportunities and resources:
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