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Telehealth Information
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 . A new QuickCast on  Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Remote Patient Monitoring  highlights ways to leverage your existing technology. If you are considering a new telehealth solution, the  LeadingAge CAST Telehealth and RPM Selection Tool  will help you to choose the right technology for your organization’s needs.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are seeing expanded coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and funding to help providers to purchase telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide connected care services.

Read all the  latest telehealth updates .

Practical Tech Ideas From Members
We're gathering  Member Ideas & Inspiration , including the innovative ways members are deploying technology to better serve older people and support their staff. New stories are available now. 
HHS Update
On April 22, HHS released more information on the future of CARES funding; a summary of that information can be found here . Notably, $29.6 billion in CARES funds for health care providers will be distributed to “Medicaid-only providers, dentists, skilled nursing facilities in hot zones, care for the uninsured, and additional hot spot funds as needed.” Of that $29.6 billion, $1 billion will be put into a fund to reimburse care for the uninsured that will be managed by HRSA.
  • Providers will need to enroll in the program and submit claims for any care that happened after Feb. 4.
  • Reimbursement will be for testing and care related to a Covid-19 diagnosis, including hospital care, outpatient care, nursing facilities, and FDA-approved treatments.
  • A person with a short-term health insurance plan doesn’t count as uninsured.
  • Providers can start registering to receive payments for uninsured care April 27, submit claims starting May 6, and receive payments starting in mid-May.
  • The process for submitting uninsured claims for the can be found here: https://www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsuredclaim
ISDH Updates
ISDH Long Term Care Newsletter
  • CMS – COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
  • QUICKINAR – “Best Practices for Transition of Care Between Nursing Homes and Dialysis Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • IMPORTANT – REDCAP INSTRUCTIONS – INVALID RETURN CODES
  • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center

Total positive cases: 12, 438
Total deaths: 661
Total tested: 69,470