April 28, 2020
KHCA/KCAL is committed to providing our members with important updates. Below is a list of the most recent COVID-19 updates. Please visit our website for a list of complete updates.  www.khca.org
Preparing for Future Surveys: Document Your Calls For Help
As noted in previous COVID-19 AHCA/NCAL updates, the association has developed  brief guidance   for facilities facing personal protective equipment and staffing shortages, as well as other challenges in receiving assistance. Most long term care providers do not have access to the adequate supplies or staff to provide the level of care needed to contain the virus. Documenting requests for assistance is a critical part of managing of the long term consequences of the lack of supplies and testing – and preparing for future surveys.

Unfortunately, also due to this crisis, many long term care providers are unable to fulfill requests for help made to regular contacts (e.g., suppliers, morgues, staffing agencies, etc.) and through traditional communication channels. Long term care providers need to regularly call for help and need to document these calls were made. Continue to reach out to these entities:
Be sure to check out the  AHCA/NCAL guidance , which also has information on how to properly document calls for help and the importance of requesting a facility level waiver.
FEMA Shipping SNFs a Supply of PPE in Early May and Again in June
The White House Coronavirus Task Force announced yesterday that FEMA will be shipping to every nursing home in the United States a supply of PPE (surgical masks, gowns, face shields and gloves) in early May and again in early June. As we learn more about the arrival dates and amounts, we will let you know.
Guidance from the KHCA/KCAL Legal Counsel Husch Blackwell
PPP Loan Forgiveness Update
The Payroll Protection Program Team has been fielding a number of questions regarding how the PPP loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the process for obtaining the forgiveness. While the SBA and Department of Treasury have released limited guidance on these issues, we anticipate that they will soon be releasing more direction. 
  • If you have a question about forgiveness of the PPP loans, please send it to the SBACaresAct@huschblackwell.com mailbox with the word “Forgiveness” in the subject line. 
  • If we can answer the question, we will get back to you with the answer. 
  • If there is no clear answer at this time, we will let you know that as well and will get you an answer as soon as we have more guidance.
Husch Blackwell LLP intends to turn these questions into a Q&A piece that we can circulate in the near future. 
Return to Work
Kansas Health Care Association and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living
1100 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS 66604
PH: 785-267-6003 FAX: 785-267-0833