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
KDADS is temporarily modifying the requirements for
Certified Nurse Aides (CNA)
KDADS is temporarily modifying the requirements for Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) training to allow hours worked as a Trainee II to satisfy the requirement for clinical instruction. KDADS also is extending the 4 month time limit on Trainee II work experience by 2 months. The guidance document is attached and being sent to CNA course administrators and facilities today. Click Here to read the full memo.

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

CDC issued new guidance on the use of masks, gowns and face shields including suggestions on what to do if in crisis shortages and when your supplies are exhausted.   Click Here For Details

Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs with respect to upcoming measure reporting and data submission for those programs. The action comes as part of the Trump Administration’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Updated guidance from CMS - Prioritization of Survey Activities
CMS has issued stronger language to State Survey Agencies about the types of surveys they expect to be completed for the next three weeks. Click Here to read the full memo.
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