CMS Announces New Reporting Requirements for Nursing Communities
Implementation guidance will follow soon. Please read the attached CMS memo.

CMS “Office Hours” on COVID-19 - Tuesday & Thursdays | 5 pm
Based on CMS trends with the agency sharing announcements the day before for a CMS “Office Hours” call, we suggest that you “mark your calendar” and we will share a calendar invitation once the call information becomes available. Click here to access recordings of the previous stakeholder calls.

CE Approved Webinar: McKnight's Online Forum: COVID-19 Update
For many operators, the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge. The McKnight’s Online Forum is here to help. McKnight’s invites you to join on April 23 for its first forum, a COVID-19 Update. Hear from some of the industry’s top minds as they discuss operational strategies for success, staffing in a crisis – and managing the mental health care needs of residents and staff in this time of social distancing. This unique event will feature three consecutive CE-approved webinars. Each has been designed to help you survive and thrive. Registration is free.
Main Street Lending Program
Members have asked about the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending program, authorized under the CARES Act. This program is for larger enterprises, those with 500 or more employees. There is less legislative language on the program; we do not even know if any not for profits would be eligible for the money. Nancy Pelosi is pushing to ensure that NFPs are included. The Federal Reserve is accepting feedback on the Main Street program via its contact us portal. It’s not a formal NPRM process, but it does allow people to submit feedback that they say they will review. Comments are limited to 1,500 characters. Here is the comment we submitted ; and Here is the feedback form:
From LeadingAge National
LeadingAge National Coronavirus Daily Member Updates
These calls occur 7 days/week through April 26 | 3:30 pm daily - Register for the entire series today - After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with your unique weblink, which you can use every day. Access all LeadingAge Coronavirus Daily Member Update Recordings

Advance Directives Resources
LeadingAge is compiling some curated resources on advance directives. Dr. Danielle Doberman, shared a slide deck on the topic.

Home Health Telehealth Letter
Thanks LeadingAge affiliates across the country (including Indiana) signed on to the home health telehealth letter, asking Congress to make provisions to reimburse home health telehealth visits equitably with face to face visits. Here’s the final letter that was sent.
HUD Updates
HUD Posts Recorded Guidance Update
HUD’s Office of Multifamily posted another weekly recorded update on guidance for MFH programs. The recording features FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery, Asset Management Director Toby Halliday, Senior Advisor Bob Iber, and others. Read a summary here .
HUD and IRS Update Stimulus Checks Guidance
This week HUD clarified how the stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment assistance should be handled for income calculations (they are not to be counted against income). The IRS reversed itself again by expanding the list of non-filers who will automatically receive their checks to include SSI beneficiaries. See a summary here .

HUD, Rural Housing Issue Mortgage Relief
Today, Rural Development implemented forbearance guidance for Section 538 Guaranteed Loans. The agency also provided sample borrower certification of hardship and forbearance agreements. Both HUD and USDA this week implemented forbearance and underwriting options. See a summary here .
ISDH Updates
Total positive cases: 11,210
Total deaths: 562
Total tested: 61,142
From Our Partners
Living with Dementia During the Covid-19 Pandemic Webinar
Friday, April 24th 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To support both the health care providers choosing to provide care and the individuals who are housed in these settings, something different is needed. This webinar will highlight different, person-centered working practices and routines to optimize the well-being of all involved, given the impossibility of following isolation guidelines for some PLwD. Register here .