Friday, July 31, 2020

CMS Required Training Coming for Additional Provider Relief Funds

The White House announcement last week referred to a COVID-19 training that nursing homes must participate in to qualify and receive additional funding from the Provider Relief Fund. From CMS’ press release:

“In addition, CMS, in partnership with the CDC, is rolling out an online, self-paced, on-demand Nursing Home COVID-19 Training focused on infection control and best practices. The training being offered has 23 educational modules and a scenario-based learning modules that include materials on cohorting strategies and using telehealth in nursing homes to assist facilities as they continue to work to mitigate the virus spread in their facilities. This program supplements training already underway to better equip nursing homes to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19. The training is a requirement for nursing homes to receive the additional funding from the Provider Relief Fund Program. 

“The training will be available to all 15,400 nursing homes nationwide along with specialized technical assistance to nursing homes who have been found to have infection prevention deficiencies in their most recent CMS inspection and had recent COVID-19 cases based upon their data submissions to CDC. A certificate of completion is offered and recognition badges can be downloaded for nursing homes to display on their website.” 

AHCA has confirmed with CMS that this is a new training that has not been launched yet. CMS states it will be COVID-19 scenario-based and is anticipated to be launched before September. AHCA will share more information when it becomes available.  

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