LeadingAge Weighs In On Behalf of Our Provider Community
From LeadingAge National
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

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From LeadingAge Centers
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Access these resources for free on the LearningHub Coronavirus page . The LearningHub includes many timely QuickCasts:
ISDH Updates
Total positive cases: 9542
Total deaths: 477
Total tested: 51,115
Federal Updates
  • CMS released guidance implementing provisions of the CARES Act, including a Medicare add-on payment of 20%, for both rural and urban hospitals; a waiver of the long-term care hospital site-neutral policy; a waiver of the LTCH "50% Rule"; and a waiver of the inpatient rehabilitation facility "3-hour Rule."
  • The FDA issued guidance setting forth a temporary policy for outsourcing facilities to compound certain drugs for hospitalized patients during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 
  • The FDA launched a new webpage to offer guidance for recovered COVID-19 patients to local blood or plasma collection centers to discuss their eligibility and potentially schedule an appointment to donate. The webpage also includes information for those interested in participating in the expanded access protocol, conducting clinical trials, or submitting single patient emergency investigational new drug applications.
  • The FDA issued guidance to help expand the availability of telethermographic systems used for body temperature measurements for triage use during the COVID-19 crisis.
White House Issues Guidelines for “Opening Up America Again”
White House issued guidelines for states to lift stay-at-home orders and relax social distancing practices during his daily news conference.