COVID-19 UPDATE #61
July 29, 2020
RESCHEDULED: PHASED REOPENING OF LICENSED AND CERTIFIED LTC FACILITIES AND AGENCIES WEBINARS OFFERED FOR AL AND SNF
Residential Care Services (RCS), in coordination with Department of Health (DOH) and stakeholders, has prepared plans for a phased reopening of long term care facilities in Washington State. These plans are currently being reviewed by the Governor’s office and are anticipated for release in the near future. In preparation for this release, RCS has prepared a presentation for assisted living and a presentation for skilled nursing providers regarding the plan for each setting. If you are interested in learning more about the phased reopening, please register for the presentation appropriate for your facility below. If you subscribe to GovDelivery for more than one provider type, please keep in mind there are different presentations based on different programs. Be sure you are signing up for the presentation with your program type in the title. Registration is required and once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the webinar.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 3:00 PM PST

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 3:00 PM PST
CMS PROVIDES SNF QRP COVID-19 PHE TIP SHEET
The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Tip Sheet is now available. This tip sheet is designed to assist SNF providers in understanding the status of the SNF QRP during the COVID-19 PHE. Also provided is practical guidance to address SNF quality data submission requirements starting July 1, 2020, now that the temporary SNF QRP exemptions from the COVID-19 PHE have ended. Please navigate to the SNF QRP Training webpage to download this document.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
WHCA continues to post resources and information as it becomes available on our website. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the WHCA office at (800) 562-6170.