The federal government has issued new regulations that require most medical employees, with very limited exceptions, to be vaccinated. That means if you are not vaccinated or don’t qualify for an exception, you will need to get a vaccine. Otherwise, your facility will be unable to employ you. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, nursing homes have [...]
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2021 Alabama Nursing Home Association President & CEO Brandon Farmer today issued the following statement on the announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require nursing home staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. “Our association is working to learn more about President Biden’s plan to require nursing [...]
The latest CMS Rates of county positivity are posted here.
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living is pleased to offer members the opportunity to become a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Certified Professional (QCP) through a partnership with American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). The QCP designation and QAPI for Long-Term Care prep courses are setting the national standard in [...]
On August 17, 2021, Microsoft will begin to sunset its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser as it plans to discontinue the service altogether by 2022. This is incredibly important for all HSIN users, as starting in August, IE will offer a degraded experience, limiting the functionalities of many HSIN platform tools and services. Therefore, the [...]
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is now open for providers to report fund use for April 10, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Providers who received one or more PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, during this time have until September 30, 2021 to submit the initial report. Last month, the U.S. Department [...]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) unveiled a new online calculator aimed at expanding access to monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment for COVID-19. The calculator helps health administrators and clinicians determine and plan for resource needs to successfully ramp up treatment capacity or [...]
NOTE New Call Information The Alabama Nursing Home Association, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Alliant Health are committed to provide additional infection prevention and control support to nursing homes across the state. ADPH in collaboration with the Alabama Nursing Home Association, and Alabama’s Quality Improvement Organization [...]
Please note that the following individuals have been placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Abuse and/or Sanction Registry. These individuals are prohibited from working in any long-term care facility. To check nurse aides, you can use the nurse aide web site at www.adph.org (Click on Contents A-Z - located in the dark blue at the [...]
The CDC has created a map to show the percentage of first doses of vaccines that have been administered in each jurisdiction from their supply. This information can be used to better understand how states are using their supply to initiate vaccination within their community. To learn more, please visit: About COVID-19 Vaccines.