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CMS, CDC and QIOs Proactively Calling Nursing Homes

On November 25, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Minnesota nursing homes may be receiving calls with questions and offers of assistance from CMS, CDC, or Superior Health, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Minnesota. The LeadingAge national team recently passed along this information from CMS about non-regulatory outreach currently underway:

Reporting Antigen Test Results

On November 4, 2020 by Kari Everson

Antigen tests are a rapid test used to determine whether or not an individual has a current infection. Multiple antigen testing methods are available in long-term care settings including the BD Veritor antigen test machine, the Sophia Quidel antigen test machine, and the Abbot BinaxNOW card tests.

MDH Releases New Resources for LTC Providers for Testing & Reporting

On October 28, 2020 by Kari Everson

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health published two new resources to assist members with testing and reporting requirements. 

Push for Transparency in Assisted Living is Met with Request to Prioritize PPE & Testing

On May 5, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Three members of Congress recently asked 11 assisted living companies to detail their case counts and strategies related to COVID-19, including their use of personal protective equipment, testing, visitation polices, and sick leave, family leave, medical leave and hazard pay offered to employees. LeadingAge and Argentum used this call for information as an opportunity to push the federal government to prioritize assisted living operators for PPE and other resources to combat COVID-19. 

House Task Force Presses for $100 Million in Long Term Care Funding

On April 28, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

A newly-formed Democratic task force in the U.S. House is pushing Congress to immediately distribute $100 million in funding to aid infection control efforts in senior care settings. Among the priorities:  

Adult Day: November Webinars Focus on Client Care Plans and Vulnerable Adult Act

On October 23, 2019 by Roni Falck

Adult Day Services providers will soon benefit from two new webinars that take place in November – Writing Person-Centered, Measurable Goals for Client Care Plans and Protecting Clients and Maintaining Compliance with the Vulnerable Adult Act. 

Abuse Reporting, Terminations/Discharge & Handling Difficult Situations Featured at Upcoming ALNET Meetings

On July 30, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The word is out! Attendees at our Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings are finding answers to many questions and evidence-based practices to implement in their organization. During the August and October meetings, ALNET will have various guest speakers to address the questions nurse leaders have. Guest speakers will include: 

MDH Will Host Nursing Home Regulatory Call on May 13

On May 8, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will host a statewide Nursing Home Regulatory telephone call on Monday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to Noon. Here are the connection details for the May 13 event:  

OHFC Seeks Input on Case Management System

On April 4, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) intends to replace its existing case management system and wants input from the public – including private sector technology vendors – about its decision. 

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