June 11, 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
CMS issuing 2567s with citations for F884
You have now heard that CMS began issuing 2567s with citations for F884 at F level with a $1,000 per instance CMP to all SNFs flagged by CMS in data transmitted by CDC as not having submitted data or submitting incomplete or otherwise erroneous data for the week of June 1 to June 7. We have heard from several of you as well as a large number of members today with numerous concerns about these citations.  
Relief Fund Portal for Medicaid Providers Launches 
On June 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a web application portal for Medicaid providers other than SNF Medicaid providers. SNF Medicaid-only providers already should have received a Medicaid Allocation or will receive payments over the course of the week. The new  Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal   will initially be used for new submissions from Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers seeking payments under the Provider Relief Fund including assisted living communities, ICFs/ID-DD, and home and community-based providers.
Other COVID-19 Updates
Provider Relief Fund FAQs:  On June 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its  Provider Relief Fund FAQs . The update provides information on the new web application portal for Medicaid providers other than SNF Medicaid providers.  Read More    

How to Make COVID-19 Notifications Meaningful:  While nursing homes must continue reporting confirmed and clusters of suspected cases in a cumulative manner in order to meet the current CMS requirements, AHCA/NCAL suggests nursing homes consider including additional information in these notifications, so they are more meaningful and useful to residents, their representatives and families. We have added optional items in this updated  template letter to residents and families   as suggestions for you to consider including.  Read More
AL PPE Survey - Due June 17
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is conducting a  survey  for assisted living (AL) providers only to understand their access to personal protective equipment (PPE). We know members are anxious about supplies. It is critically important the data collected in this   survey  is accurate and to help understand the availability of PPE for AL providers.
 
Please complete the survey by  Wednesday, June 17 . You can find the survey  here . Please take about 5-10 minutes to review your supply inventory and determine how soon you may run out of PPE before  completing this survey .
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Virtual Trauma Informed Care
Every employee delivering quality care or services to residents in Long Term Care should have training and competency skills in the area of Trauma Informed Care. The CMS requirement addresses so much more than PTSD. This workshop will address aspects of trauma informed care as it relates to the CMS requirements: physical trauma, mental/emotional/psychosocial trauma PLUS documentation, care planning as well as training issues. There will be discussions about appropriate assessments and development of interview skills for residents with a history of trauma, the descriptions of PTSD & how it relates to trauma informed care. 
2020 Platinum Sponsors
Thank you to our 2020 Platinum Sponsors. To learn more about each, click their website link below.
Doug Neuschafer
913-488-5156
Jackie Presson
 913-219-0709
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