COVID-19 Updates

AHCA/NCAL Launches Vaccination Campaign

AHCA/NCAL launched a new #GetVaccinated campaign to encourage long term care staff and residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A communications toolkit with various materials have been created for providers and state affiliates to help communicate about the importance of vaccination as well as highlight progress.
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released additional information on using Provider Relief Funds for vaccine administration. These additions are noted in an updated PRF FAQ document and all of the Provider Relief Fund FAQs can be accessed here.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics are starting and providers need to act now to prepare. The AHCA/NCAL team will be available to answer your questions about how to get ready and promote high vaccination rates in your building by holding two webinar sessions.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its updated List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) database file, which reflects all OIG exclusions and reinstatement actions up to, and including, those taken in November 2020.
2021 Bronze, Silver and Gold Quality Award applicants are encouraged to access free resources to help with a smooth writing and submission process.The Criteria Series are videos that applicants can access for free that cover application categories and technical writing for each award level. Completing a successful application takes time to prepare. Don’t wait. Gather your team and work on your application today.
AHCA/NCAL has a new “member only” free webinar outlining key cyber security concepts for nursing facility, assisted living and ID/DD providers. The one-hour webinar features Vince Crisler, Founder and CEO of cybersecurity company Dark Cubed, who discusses Cybersecurity Essentials for Long Term Care.
AHCA/NCAL’s expanded version of its popular Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO Version 2) online training now includes COVID-19 bonus content. IPCO Version 2 is designed to train nursing facility Infection Preventionists and is approved for 25 ANCC contact hours.


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