A Long Term Care Facility’s design and function is to meet the health needs of two or more elderly or disabled individuals who, at a minimum, require inpatient care and services, for twenty-four or more consecutive hours.
Inpatient care is necessary for unstable or chronic health problems requiring:
Medical supervision is necessary on a regular, but not daily, basis.
Payment Source Types:
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CMS has released a COViD Toolkit. This compendium is not intended as guidance from CMS. It does not replace or serve as a substitute for CMS requirements and policy. The actions outlined in this document have not been evaluated for effectiveness by CMS or any government agency. This compendium is solely an informational product offered by CMS to nursing homes as well as state and local officials during the National Public Health Emergency.
CDC has launched a new mini webinar training series for frontline long-term care and nursing home staff. This series of 5 short webinars reviews basic infection prevention steps including: proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and facemasks, how and when to perform hand hygiene, how and when to clean surfaces, and the need to check residents and staff daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Learn more about your role in protecting residents and keeping COVID-19 out of your facility.
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From OCR, this alert:It has come to OCR’s attention that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI). The individual identifies themselves on the telephone as an OCR investigator, but does not provide an OCR complaint transaction number or any other verifiable information relating to an OCR investigation.
HIPAA covered entities and business associates should alert their workforce members, and can take action to verify that someone is an OCR investigator by asking for the investigator’s email address, which will end in @hhs.gov, and asking for a confirming email from the OCR investigator’s hhs.gov email address. If organizations have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to: OCRMail@hhs.gov.
Suspected incidents of individuals posing as federal law enforcement should be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI issued a public service announcement about COVID-19 fraud schemes at:
This is the link for the Idaho Public Health Districts website:
APIC is making available free resources relating to coronavirus/COVID-19 and Long Term Care facilities.
The website with lots of current Covid resources for food/nutrition - and soon to be about 12 “mini series” webinars on various topic from dishwashing to cart delivery to fortification of meals to reducing depression and isolation through dining, etc.
RespectingChoices.org is making available COVID-19 planning tools through June 30, 2020.
Lists of CDC recommendations for environmental sanitation products.
June 7, 2020, This is notification of an upcoming JUMP proactive patching maintenance window in our data center facilities.During this time your system will be updated and then rebooted, if applicable, according to the configured schedule for your system.
Your configured patching schedule is as follows:Sunday June 7, 2020 Between 1:00 AM/12:00 AM and 3:00 AM/2:00 am MT/PT.As always, JUMP will be monitoring systems closely and is prepared to respond to all issues.
We are getting a lot of questions on implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes. The enhanced precautions from the CDC are not a requirement at this time, rather a potential standard of practice from a nationally recognized source.
The following is a link to FAQ’s from the CDC;
Should a facility choose to implement Enhanced Barrier Precautions as a component of the Infection Control program, we would suggest the following steps:
At some point this may need to be implemented as part of your Infection Prevention program but not at this time.
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.
This is a PowerPoint file. To play the game open the link and then select Slide Show. The final jeopardy question is the only slide with sound effects.
Reported events need to include both the event AND the facility's investigation results for that event. Standard reporting guidelines still apply. IMPORTANT: when ready to submit a new reportable event make certain you select and click on the Send icon, not the Save icon - the Save icon just places the report in DRAFT status and does not submit the report.The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions. The correct URL is
June 7, 2020, This is notification of an upcoming JUMP proactive patching maintenance window in our data center facilities.
During this time your system will be updated and then rebooted, if applicable, according to the configured schedule for your system. Your configured patching schedule is as follows:
June 7, 2020 Between 1:00 AM/12:00 AM and 3:00 AM/2:00 am MT/PT.
As always, JUMP will be monitoring systems closely and is prepared to respond to all issues.