COVID-19 Updates

NCAL Webinar: How to Communicate During COVID

Join AHCA/NCAL and PLUS Communications for a live, ahcancalED webinar on July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT) on how effectively communicate with the media and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beth Martino, AHCA/NCAL’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Danny Diaz, Managing Partner of PLUS Communications, will provide an overview of crisis communication strategies and address what provider marketers and leaders should do to further rebuild consumer confidence in the long term care sector.
A webcast covering the Medicaid and CHIP distribution of the Provider Relief Fund is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 4 PM ET. You can pre-register for the webcast to reserve a spot. On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the distribution of approximately $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible providers that participate in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution. The payment to each provider will be approximately 2 percent of reported gross revenue from patient care.
Skilled nursing and assisted living centers provide care for vulnerable people who can become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaire’s. Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created both a health and economic crisis, and it comes as no surprise that healthcare costs—which are inextricably linked to public health and the economy—are expected to rise over the next year. Considering that healthcare is already one of the largest expenses for businesses, this is not positive news for employers who are facing financial pressure.