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 CMS to Hold National Nursing Home Call Today on COVID-19 Issues

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma is hosting a special National Nursing Home call today at 1:30 p.m. (ET), according to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The association said phone lines are limited, so CMS highly encourages individuals to join via webcast. Call information is:
Participant Dial-In Number: (833) 614-0820 
Conference ID: 1964786
Join via Webcast

In other COVID-19 developments, AHCA/NCAL said the National Healthcare Safety Network has updated its instructions and added testing questions pertaining to the pandemic. The instructions and form are for completing the pathway for Resident Impact and Facility Capacity. Read More

Lastly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its return-to-work criteria. The agency now says a test-based strategy is no longer recommended (except as noted) because, in the majority of cases, it results in excluding from work health care personnel who continue to shed detectable COVID-19 virus but are no longer infectious. Read More​

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