Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Revised Reporting Requirements for Recipients of Provider Relief Fund Payments

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released a revised Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements for recipients of...

Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Mitigation Funding

This month, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has...
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OSHA issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards for Healthcare Facilities

​On Thursday, June 10, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for occupational...

Vaccine Education and Communications

LeadingAge continues to help members educate staff and older adults about COVID vaccinations. Through “Drive for 75” updates during...
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COVID-19 is not Over – FREE Training for Direct Care Workers

Although progress has been made in reducing rates of COVID-19, the virus is still a risk to direct care...
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Covid-19 Staff Vaccination Ambassador Campaign by Great Plains QIN

Great Plains QIN is celebrating and recognizing organizations with high staff COVID-19 vaccination rates throughout North Dakota and South...

HHS to Dedicate $4.8 Billion from American Rescue Plan to COVID-19 Testing for the...

​ The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing...

CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Adolescents Age 12 and...

On Wednesday, May 12, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use...
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CMS Posts New Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes

On May 11, 2021, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released memo QSO-21-19-NH directing nursing homes to...
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HHS Announces Nearly $1 Billion from American Rescue Plan for Rural COVID-19 Response

As a part of t​he American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on...

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June 15 at Noon - 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 1 of 2):

  • OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • Two-day visit with immediate jeopardy
  • Common deficiency report by CMS
  • Basic concept of EMTALA
  • Revised manual
  • New survey memos
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • Compliance program
  • CMS Survey memos regarding EMTALA
  • Impact of COVID-19 on EMTALA
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • EMTALA sign requirements
  • To whom EMTALA applies
  • Reasonable registration process
  • Financial questions from patients
  • Patients who sign out AMA
  • Specialized capability
  • Policies and procedures required
  • Hospital recommendations


July 20 at Noon to 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 2 of 2):

  • On-call physician issues
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Central log
  • Special responsibilities
  • Meaning of “comes to the ED”
  • Definition of hospital property
  • EMTALA and outpatients
  • Capacity
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Inpatients and observation patients
  • Medical screening exam
  • Certification of false labor
  • Born alive law and EMTALA
  • Minor child request for treatment
  • Telemetry
  • When diversion is allowed
  • Parking of patients
  • Helipad
  • State plans and EMTALA
  • Who can be a QMP
  • Waiver of sanctions
  • Requests for medications
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Emergency medical condition
  • Stabilization
  • OB patients
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and MLN clarification
  • Transfer and transfer forms
  • Behavioral health patients
  • QIO role with EMTALA