RECORDINGS AND UPDATES


Member Connections and Webinars

On-Demand Webinars


NHCA COVID-19 Weekly Connections

Nebraska Health Care Association, in partnership with LeadingAge Nebraska, hold COVID-19 weekly member connections via Zoom on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. CT. DHHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Anthone will join the connections. Member nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice and palliative care providers, home health agencies, and licensed practical nurses will be alerted with the Zoom link prior to each connection.

September COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
August COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
July COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
June COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
May COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
April COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings
March COVID-19 Member Connection Recordings


NHCA Weekly COVID-19 Connections with DHHS

The joint Nebraska Health Care Association and LeadingAge Nebraska webinars featuring guests from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will now be offered each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. CT. NHCA will continue to share responses to survey-related member questions and other guidance, as provided by DHHS.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 Handouts:

●   Wednesday, Oct. 21 Connection – Recording »
●   Wednesday, Oct. 14 Connection – Recording »
●   Wednesday, Oct. 7 Connection – Recording »

September Connection Recordings and Handouts
August Connection Recording and Handouts
July Connection Recordings and Handouts
June Connection Recordings and Handouts
May Connection Recordings and Handouts
April Connection Recordings and Handouts


OSHA Webinar: Common OSHA Issues Affecting Employers During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a host of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related issues for employers, particularly in the health care industry. In this webinar, Mathew T. Watson, attorney with McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O, discusses recent enforcement actions by OSHA which provide helpful guidance on how OSHA intends to address COVID-19 reporting requirements, provision and use of proper personal protective equipment, and other hazards posed by COVID-19.

●   Wednesday, Oct. 7 OSHA Webinar – Recording »

Handouts:

●   Wednesday, Oct. 7 OSHA Webinar – Slides »
●   PPE Burn Rate Calculator
●   OSHA Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Mandatory Portion Only)
●   CDC: Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
●   OSHA Respiratory Protection Regulations



Project ECHO Webinar with Dr. Beacom

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated $250 million for the Project ECHO Nursing Home Infection Control Program. Although few details are available at this time, it appears this funding is going to establish educational hubs across the country to support small groups of interested nursing facilities that will be paid to participate in a 16-week series of educational webinars highlighting best practices in infection control.

Reportedly, 140 academic institutions and over 6,000 nursing facilities have expressed interest in participating in this program. To find out more about how this program can benefit Nebraska’s nursing facilities, plan to participate in this informational webinar, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m. CT.

●   Tuesday, Sept. 15 Project ECHO Webinar – Recording »

●   Tuesday, Sept. 15 Project ECHO Webinar – Slides »



NHCA COVID-19 Phasing Best Practices Member Connection

For three consecutive Thursdays in June and July, Nebraska Health Care Association invited members to join a Zoom connection to learn more about COVID-19 Phasing Best Practices and to share innovative ideas for protecting the health and safety of residents and staff while loosening restrictions associated with visitation, communal dining, and activities. The connections were hosted by the Co-Chairs of the NNFA/NALA Quality and Regulatory Committee, Chay Indra and Kelly Darling.

Thursday, July 9 Best Practices – Recording and Handouts
Thursday, July 2 Best Practices – Recording and Handouts
Thursday, June 25 Best Practices – Recording and Handouts


NHCA Webinar – Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Reporting Update

In this webinar, Cindy Kadavy, NHCA Senior Vice President of Policy, Research, and Reimbursement, will review the new mandatory reporting requirements for nursing facilities and assisted living, as well as the requirements that are mandatory for nursing facilities and optional for assisted living.

●   Wednesday, May 13 Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Reporting Update – Recording »

●   Wednesday, May 13 Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Reporting Update – Slides »



NHCA Webinar – Financial Impact of COVID-19

In this webinar, Bob J. Dick Jr., CPA, CVA, Director of Bland and Associates explains how to substantiate funds received from the CMS relief fund and Paycheck Protection Program, and provides an overview on the need to record expenses related to COVID-19.

●   Monday, April 27 Financial Impact of COVID-19 – Recording »

●   Monday, April 27 Financial Impact of COVID-19 – Slides »



NHCA Webinar – COVID-19: Ensuring Quality of Life

Through the COVID-19 journey of restrictions and health safety, activity professionals continue to provide quality of life and meaningful engagements to older adults across the spectrum of care. Activity professionals must be more diligent than ever before in thinking outside the box, being creative, and resourceful to meet the needs of residents. This session includes a brief overview of CMS regulations for activity engagement and implementation, resources for activities to meet the needs of residents, and an opportunity to network and share best practices, ideas, and additional resources.

●   Monday, April 6 COVID-19 Webinar – Ensuring Quality of Life – Slides »

●   Monday, April 6 COVID-19 Webinar – Ensuring Quality of Life – Recording »

Monday, April 6 COVID-19 Webinar – Ensuring Quality of Life – Handouts


DHHS, ICAP COVID-19 Webinars for Long-Term Care

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in association with the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) will host several weekly webinars on COVID-19 specific to post-acute and long-term care facilities in Nebraska on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. CT. Learn more here.

DHHS, ICAP COVID-19 Webinars for Long-Term Care – Recordings




CDC COVID-19 Update and Information for Long-Term Care Facilities

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) hosted a webinar focused on current information on COVID-19 as it relates to long-term care facilities. Topics covered include infection and control guidance, steps facilities should take to prepare, and available resources.

●   Tuesday, March 17 CDC COVID-19 Webinar Recording and Slides »



Member Updates

Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

 Home Health Agencies

NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #39 »
Oct. 5, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #38 »
Sep. 29, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #37 »
Sep. 25, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #36 »
Sep. 18, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #35 »
Sep. 15, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #34 »
Sep. 11, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #33 »
Sep. 4, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #32 »
Sep. 2, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #31 »
Sep. 1, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #30 »
Aug. 28, 2020
ALERT: Important Update from CMS and NHCA »
Aug. 27, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #29 »
Aug. 26, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #28 »
Aug. 18, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #27 »
Aug. 14, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #19 »
Aug. 21, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #26 »
Aug. 13, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #18 »
Aug. 6, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #25 »
July 29, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #17 »
July 22, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #24 »
July 15, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #16 »
July 2, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #23 »
July 1, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #15 »
June 18, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #22 »
June 18, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #14 »
June 5, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #21 »
June 12, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #13 »
May 27, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #20 »
June 10, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #12 »
May 22, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #19 »
June 9, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #11 »
May 13, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #18 »
May 29, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #10 »
May 5, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #17 »
May 20, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #9 »
April 29, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #16 »
May 11, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #8 »
April 24, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #15 »
May 4, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #7 »
April 15, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #14 »
May 1, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #6 »
April 10, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #13 »
April 24, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #5 »
April 3, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #12 »
April 21, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #4 »
March 26, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #11 »
April 14, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #3 »
March 18, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #10 »
April 13, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #2 »
March 13, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #9 »
April 6, 2020
NAHHA COVID-19 Update #1 »
March 11, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #8 »
April 1, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #7 »
March 24, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #6 »
March 23, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #5 »
March 16, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #4 »
March 14, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #3 »
March 13, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #2 »
March 11, 2020
NNFA/NALA COVID-19 Update #1 »
March 10, 2020

COVID-19


CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are monitoring and tracking the outbreak of the respiratory illness Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Nebraska Health Care Association will continue to communicate the latest information. Nebraska case information and public health response can be found on the DHHS website.

MEMBER CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES

Nebraska Health Care Association members are invited to participate in several COVID-19 connections, calls, and webinars via Zoom each week. Access recordings and learn more about the connections here. »

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

NEW! DHHS Guidance on CLIA Reporting for NF and AL – Including Links to Reporting Spreadsheet and Instructional Guide
Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

NEW! DHHS Nursing Home Testing Plan and LTC Lab Calendar
Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

NEW! Vote Safe Nebraska Poster
Source: Nebraska Health Care Association

NEW! CMS County Test Positivity Rates
Source: Nebraska Health Care Association

NEW! NHCA-LAN-NHA Hospital to Post-Acute Transfer Assessment Form – Version Two
Source: Nebraska Health Care Association, LeadingAge Nebraska, Nebraska Hospital Association

NEW! Survey Guidance on COVID-19 Screening and Communal Dining
Source: Nebraska Health Care Association, LeadingAge Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Just Released Guidance from DHHS on COVID-19 Restriction Phasing in Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities
Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Local Public Health Departments
Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

UNL Hand Sanitizer Safety Data Sheet
Source: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

NHCA COVID-19 NF and AL Reporting Summary
Source: Nebraska Health Care Association

CDC NHSN COVID-19 Reporting Forms, Instructions, and Resources
Source: W. H. Heaton, Regs-In-A-Flash

CMS Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes
Source: American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

Online PPE Request Portal
Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This page will be updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

Preparing for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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