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COVID-19 Resources

The situation related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to change on a daily, and even hourly, basis. As an affiliate of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), PACAH will continue to monitor and gather the latest information and updates provided by CCAP as well as state and federal agencies.

While PACAH will strive to share information with members as soon as possible, we encourage all providers in the long-term care continuum to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) resources as the most up-to-date and accurate sources of information and for communicating information to all involved.

 

Archives: ​News and updates prior to July 1, 2020

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 Lastest Updates

 
 

 COVID-19 Information

 
 

 DHS Post-Acute and Long-Term Care COVID-19 Toolkit

 
 

 Additional Resources

 

NEW! Quality Improvement Organizations Program

Qualivis Staffing Solutions Info Sheet - HAPevolve

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) COVID-19 Resource Page

Hospital to Post-Acute Transfer Form - COVID-19
Not a mandatory form. This form helps to document and formalize post-acute transfers.

DHS Licensing Message

CMS Coronavirus Partner Virtual Toolkit
CMS has developed a toolkit to help you stay informed on CMS and HHS materials

CMS COVID-19 stakeholder call recording/transcripts
CMS will hold future calls and post those transcripts/recordings as they become available 

Medicaid and CHIP resources
Updated April 2, 2020

PA Department of Health social media resources page
Shareable infographics for social media and print

 

 

 State Resources

 

NEW! FAQs - DOH Universal Face Coverings Order

NEW! Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19
Updated July 20, 2020

NEW! COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant

FAQs - Travel Recommendations

Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Testing at Long-Term Care Facilities
June 26, 2020

Requirements for Testing of Residents and Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities Order
June 26, 2020
 

FAQs - Order of the Secretary of Health for Testing Residents and Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities
Updated July 7, 2020

Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19
June 26, 2020
 

Transition Plan to Phase out Temporary Changes to the CHC 1915(c) Waiver
June 25, 2020

Update on Long-Term Care Facility Mitigation Activities
June 19, 2020

DOH Dictionary for Corvena Reporting 

Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Testing at Skilled Nursing Facilities
June 9, 2020 

Requirements for Testing of Residents and Staff in Skilled Nursing Facilities Order
June 8, 2020

FAQs - Order of the Secretary of Health for Testing of Residents and Staff in Skilled Nursing Facilities
June 8, 2020

HAN 510 - Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19
Updated June 1, 2020

HAN 509 - Testing Guidance for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities
Updated June 1, 2020

Interim Guidance for Nursing Care Facilities During COVID-19
May 12, 2020

Test-Based Strategies for Preventing Transmission of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities
May 12, 2020

UPDATE: Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19
May 1, 2020

ADVISORY: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions for Patients with COVID-19
May 1, 2020

DOH Coronavirus Information for Health Care

Governor Wolf's Plan for Pennsylvania

Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resources for Businesses

Learn More About UC Benefits

Get Mental Health Help

 

 Federal Resources

 
NEW! HQRP Requirements and Best Practices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CMS COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios

CMS Long-Term Care Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

CMS COVID-19 Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs

CMS FAQs on Enforcing Open Payments Deadlines

CMS FAQs on Catastrophic Health Coverage and COVID-19
IRS guidance

CMS Medicare telemedicine health care provider fact sheet
Supplemental Guidance
FAQs

Medicare FFS Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 community preparedness and procedures materials
Library of free outreach and messaging materials

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet
In response to COVID-19, CMS is empowered to take proactive steps through 1135 waivers.

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
CDC resource page for interim guidance and preparedness