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Registration Coming Soon – OSHA ETS and Life Safety Code Basics – August 12

The ANHA is excited to begin in-person meetings and educational seminars! Please mark your calendars for August 12, 2021, for the “OSHA ETS and Life Safety Code Basics” seminar. This program will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released Emergency Temporary [...]

By |2021-07-09T09:20:47-05:00July 9, 2021|Articles|

We Can Do This Alabama – COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

The ANHA and Alabama’s leading health care associations have launched the “We Can Do This Alabama” campaign. The campaign seeks to recruit local champions who will share factual information about the COVID-19 vaccine with their family, friends, colleagues and community. Visit wecandothisalabama.com for more information and to sign up as a local champion.

By |2021-07-09T09:17:25-05:00July 9, 2021|Articles|

MACs Resume Post-Pay Medical Review of Claims Submitted During COVID-19 PHE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) may resume conducting post-payment reviews without restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). As you recall, early in the PHE, CMS suspended all medical review activities so that providers could focus in infection control and patient care. [...]

By |2021-06-10T14:37:28-05:00June 10, 2021|Articles|

REMINDER: COVID-19 Vaccination Data Submission DEADLINE JUNE 13

Effective May 21, 2021, nursing homes are required to report resident and staff vaccination information through the NHSN module per CMS’ Interim Final Rule-3414. Any nursing homes that are not reporting this information weekly should do so immediately. Nursing homes that do not submit vaccination data for both residents and staff by 11:59 pm June [...]

By |2021-06-10T14:35:47-05:00June 10, 2021|Articles|

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard that requires employers to help protect healthcare workers in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. ETS webpage FAQs ETS summary What is an Emergency Temporary Standard? OSHA issues an emergency temporary standard (ETS) under limited circumstances. The agency must [...]

By |2021-06-10T14:33:47-05:00June 10, 2021|Articles|

Make AHCA’s P3© Tool Part of Your Strategy for Rebuilding Your SNF Census

SNF members are encouraged to tap the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) groundbreaking SNF-centered report using hospital, SNF and other post-acute care claims to track patient flow and availability in the SNF’s market area, broken out by clinical categories relevant to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). The report is called P3©. P3© will allow [...]

By |2021-06-09T10:21:23-05:00June 9, 2021|Articles|

e-Learning and e-Competencies Makes Infection Control e-Easier

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has an online program in conjunction with Healthcare Academy® that incorporates a digital competency platform to allow for documentation of live skills demonstration. The digital checklists included in this program have been designed by industry experts using evidence-based practices to help assisted living staff members become competent and confident [...]

By |2021-06-09T10:20:03-05:00June 9, 2021|Articles|

Vaccine Affinity Group – Virtual Meeting

Learn About Interventions That Work and Success Stories Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CT, Register Here Event Description: This Affinity Group Meeting will review success stories that used tools and resources to achieve their COVID-19 vaccination goals. This interactive session will review action steps to improvement by demonstrating interventions with proven success from nursing homes in [...]

By |2021-06-09T10:18:55-05:00June 9, 2021|Articles|

2021 Professional Liability Study – Assistance with Data Collection

Marsh’s National Senior Care Practice and Oliver Wyman’s Actuarial Practice are conducting a 2021 update to their Professional and General Liability Benchmark Report for Long Term Care Providers. The information presented in this study is a critical component in various insurance industry initiatives and supports multiple state tort reform efforts. Especially relevant for 2021 will be [...]

By |2021-06-09T10:15:05-05:00June 9, 2021|Articles|

Use of Monoclonal Antibody Therapies for COVID-19

Please join us for an Upcoming webinar June 15 at 2:00 p.m. CT on the Use of Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Therapies for COVID-19: A Review of New Treatments and At-Risk Populations. During the webinar we will have a presentation from HHS clinicians on the importance of using mAb post vaccine as well as a panel [...]

By |2021-06-09T10:06:10-05:00June 9, 2021|Articles|
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