May 4, 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.
CMS Issues Additional Blanket Regulatory Waivers
  • Updated Blanket Waivers from CMS
  • New Blanket Waivers
  • Updates to Regulatory Blanket Waivers
  • Updates to Reimbursement Blanket Waivers
  • CMS Delays Implementation of New MDS Items for 2 Years 

New SNF Reporting Requirements Effective May 1
  • New Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes Effective May 1
  • More Materials Available from CDC NHSN
  • PPE Burn Rate Calculator Mobile App 

FEMA Advisory: COVID-19 - PPE Packages for Nursing Homes
Under the direction of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, FEMA will coordinate two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the Nation.
From KHCA/KCAL's Legal Counsel
 Legal Alert: Kansas Update COVID-19 Orders
City of Kansas City

On April 30, Kansas City Mayor Lucas issued the “10/10/10 Soft Re-Opening” Order. The Order permits certain business activities to resume with certain conditions in place in order to protect public health. The Order applies everywhere within the City of Kansas City.  Read more .

On April 30, Governor Laura Kelly Issued Executive Order No. 20-29 which implements Phase One of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The Governor also released a twenty-eight page plan detailing all phases and providing public health guidance. At this time, the Reopening plan does not apply to Johnson County or Wyandotte County as both counties have extended the State Stay-At-Home Order through May 10.  Read more .
Webinar: Life Safety Considerations During the Management of COVID-19 - May 6, 2020 at 1:30PM CST
Several life safety issues have emerged due to nation-wide “shelter-in-place” orders that have impacted Life Safety Code compliance (NFPA 101, 2012 edition as enforced by CMS). this presentation will also cover the most recent 1135 waiver that will provide some relief to providers

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