Friday, August 7, 2020

CMS Clarifies National COVID-19 Training for Additional Funding

AHCA/NCAL inquired with CMS again this week to clarify the National CCDC MS/COVID-19 Training requirements for additional funding via Provider Relief Fund Program. CMS again stated that this training is not yet available. The CMS/CDC COVID-19 Training requirement for the Provider Relief Fund program is a separate, online training which will be in the format of an on-demand module that will be released in the near future (potentially September). Although this training is not yet launched, once the details are finalized, CMS will make a formal announcement. 

CMS also clarified why they are collecting CCNs for the current weekly QIN/QIO infection control trainings. According to CMS, they are requesting that nursing homes provide their CCN in order to track attendance for the weekly National CDC/CMS COVID-19 trainings presented by the QIN/QIOs for the purpose of providing recognition badges to nursing homes for attending these trainings. For clarification, this is not the training referred to in the Provider Relief Fund Program announcement.

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