May 18, 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.
KDHE D ocument Upload Portal User's Manual
A message from KDHE Senior Manager Breanna Dohrman:

Attached is the information regarding the portal and there is a specific screenshot that the facilities can print for their records that provides them the confirmation of a successful upload. If they receive the successful message, we are asking that facilities allow our agency time to receive and react to those documents before inquiring on them. The facilities should be noticing a quick turnaround and limiting these unnecessary inquiries will continue to allow staff and supervisors the ability to process eligibility determinations/changes, in addition it will free up the nursing facilities staff time to allow them additional time for other responsibilities.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Daily Digest Bulletin
Topics include:
  • Deadline Approaching: Notification Requirements of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Nursing Home Residents and Staff
  • CMS Releases Nursing Home Toolkit with Best Practices and Additional Resources
  • Telephone Evaluation and Management Visits
  • Hospitals: Physician Time Studies During the COVID-19 PHE
  • Trump Administration Announces Call for Nominations for Nursing Home Commission
  • COVID-19: Home Health and Hospice Call — May 19
  • COVID-19: Nursing Home Call — May 20
  • COVID-19: Dialysis Organization Call — May 20
  • COVID-19: Nurses Call — May 21
  • COVID-19: Office Hours Call — May 21
  • COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Call — May 22
Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness Released by SBA and Treasury 
The eight-week “covered period” for the initial group of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Borrowers is nearing an end, and such Borrowers have been waiting for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) promised guidance pertaining to loan forgiveness. On May 15, 2020, the SBA, in consultation with the Department of Treasury, released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, along with detailed instructions for the application. The SBA also issued a statement indicating that it “will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.” In the meantime, and subject to that additional guidance, there are a number of important immediate takeaways to highlight. 
NAMI Connection Support Group for Essential Workers
KSBN Weekly Update
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