July 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
Today's COVID-19 update is being brought to you in part by Rasmussen College
KHCA’s alliance with Rasmussen College provides you, your employees, and immediate family members with up to a 15% tuition grant on over 50+ programs. Rasmussen College’s degrees are designed to help you and your team stay on the cutting edge in healthcare. Getting your degree while working is not only possible – we encourage it!
 
To learn more visit:   rasmussen.edu/corporate
 
Stephanie Fernando
815-520-9996
Attention Assisted Living Residential Care and Home Plus who provide HCBS services…this portal is for you!!!
Apply Now: Provider Relief Fund
Application Deadline Extended: August 3, 2020

The Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal is open to eligible  Medicaid, CHIP , and  dental  providers. The portal allows providers to apply for payments made for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19. Eligible providers may receive a reimbursement up to 2% of their annual reported patient revenue. Attend next week’s final Technical Assistance Webinar on July 27, 2020 at 3:00pm ET.  Register Here .

Resources and Application Link
FBI Flash: Indicators Associated with Netwalker Ransomware
As of June 2020, the FBI has received notifications of Netwalker ransomware attacks on U.S. and foreign government organizations, education entities, private companies, and  health agencies  by unidentified cyber actors . Click here to view the entire notice.
KHCA/KCAL Annual Convention & Trade Show is going Virtual
Given the significant challenges the COVID-19 public health crisis has presented for care communities across Kansas,  KHCA/KCAL has decided not to meet in-person for our annual Convention & Trade Show this year.  Several things factored into this decision, new mandates for the size of gatherings, physical distancing requirements, new cleaning protocols, new guidelines for food service, travel bans and, most importantly, the uncertainty of where we'll be with this virus in the coming months.
 
KHCA/KCAL is planning to go "virtual" with our trade show/conference. We know that going virtual is a big change, but we still feel it is important to offer opportunities for you to share experiences and knowledge with each other. More information with be forthcoming on that in the coming weeks.
 
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this public health crisis together. Ensuring the health and well-being of your residents, and individuals coming in/out of your care community, remains our top priority.
 
We salute you for the incredible work you do on a daily basis to protect and serve our most vulnerable citizens.
AHCA Praises Proposed HEALS Act Legislation
National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training: COVID-19 Knowledge for the Frontline Staff - July 30
Topic: COVID-19 Knowledge for the Frontline Staff
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Advance Registration Required:  Register here .

Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with your individual link to join the webinar. The link you receive will only work for one user. Please forward this email to other team members if you would like them to attend so they can register.

The webinar audio will stream through your computer speakers. For the best experience, be sure to have headphones or your volume turned up. We recommend closing any other applications that may be open, especially those that use up bandwidth.

This Week’s Topic: COVID-19 Knowledge for the Frontline Staff
Following today’s call, participants will possess the knowledge and understand approaches to supporting the health and well-being of older adults, their care partners, nursing home team members, and other stakeholders during COVID-19.

Session Objectives:
  1. Learners will be able to discuss guidance on nursing home workforce safety
  2. Learners will discuss two or more ways to communicate with residents, care partners, and between direct care staff and management during COVID-19

Meet the Speakers:
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN
Advisor, Care of Older Adults
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Lori Porter
Co-founder and CEO
National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)
Are you looking for Education on Infection Control during the COVID-19 Pandemic? AHCA/NCAL has options for you.
Kansas State Board of Nursing Bi-Weekly Update
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