June 3, 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
Recommendations for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning in Healthcare facilities

You may contact our Life Safety Consultant who is on a temporary engagement with KHCA for additional clarification or to answer and specific questions.
Stan Szpytek | President – Fire and Life Safety, Inc.
M: 708.707.6363 or email:  Firemarshal10@aol.com
Revised Notification Guidelines
AHCA/NCAL has updated the COVID-19  Reporting and Notification Guidelines for Nursing Homes , according to the new regulations for notifying residents, representatives and families of COVID cases that went into effect on May 8, 2020. These guidelines supplement the information in this  detailed summary  AHCA previously provided and provide further clarification from CMS on how providers should report cumulative COVID cases and clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset respiratory symptoms within 72 hours. 
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Updates to Provider Relief Fund FAQs Address TIN and Gross Receipts
Late yesterday, June 2, HHS released  updated FAQs  with long awaited guidance on Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) and has explained use of Gross Receipts. In addition to the TIN FAQs, HHS also added or updated other FAQ topic areas. That information is listed below the TIN information. To find updated, Gross Receipts language, AHCA/NCAL recommends downloading a copy of the  FAQs  as a PDF and conducting a key word search
A Message From KHCA/KCAL Legal Counsel: NEW FAQs - General Relief Fund
Click here for the newest frequently asked questions (FAQs) distributed later yesterday by HHS.
 
We have highlighted those portions in the attached that seem most germane to the questions we are receiving from providers.
 
 
The new attestation portal instructions are found at:  https://covid19.linkhealth.com/#/step/1
 
Harvey M. Tettlebaum 
HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP
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