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.

The KHCA/KCAL staff is here working for you! Due to the volume of calls you may need to leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we possibly can.
Governor Kelly announces partial resumption of State of Kansas operations
Please see the following  press release  from Governor Kelly’s office that was issued today. The Governor noted that state government operations and the delivery of various services will resume on Monday, April 6, in a reduced capacity. Public access to state office buildings, however, will remain closed until April 19.
CMS Update - COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance April 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to State and local governments and long-term care facilities to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Recordings for CMS National Stakeholder Calls on COVID-19
CMS has been hosting regular calls with a variety of clinicians, hospitals, other facilities, and states in an effort to keep stakeholders updated on our COVID-19 efforts. As we know not everyone is available to attend the calls live, we are happy to share that you can access recordings of the calls along with transcripts on the following link: . We will continue to host calls and share information through our list serves and media.

To keep up with the important work of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in response to COVID-19, visit  https:/ . For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, and other information specific to CMS, please visit the  Current Emergencies Website .
CMS Reports Frequent Incorrect Use of PPE  
We have heard from CMS that a common theme they are finding during COVID-19 infection control focused surveys are PPE not being used correctly, including donning and doffing procedures. Surveyors are having staff demonstrate handwashing and donning and doffing of PPE. 

We encourage you to review with your teams the appropriate way to apply and remove all PPE, including gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection. Performing observations yourself can be helpful to prepare staff for surveyor observation and to quickly correct any practices needing improvement.  
  • These documents can be printed and posted in your center to ensure your staff are aware of how to appropriately don PPE. 
  • These documents can be printed off and posted in your center to ensure your staff are aware of how to appropriately doff PPE.  
  • The following video explains how to do hand hygiene and donning/doffing PPE appropriately.  
The Northeast Kansas Health Care Coalition (NEKSHCC) hosted an informational training on the use of PPE
KanCare All MCO TeleMedicine Training
This would not be relevant to nursing facility as they would not be billing for these services. The trainings will be at 12:15-1:15 April 7 th  thru April 9 th  . The training will be the same each day, to allow more providers to be able to attend.
When it's time, join your Webex meeting here.
Meeting number (access code): 611 160 989
Meeting password: 3MqAgs3gF*2 

Join by phone 
1-763-957-6300  US/Canada (Preferred) 
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