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Upcoming webinars provided by Selman-Holman

In COVID-19, ICD-10, Online Training by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

Join Lisa Selman-Holman in these upcoming webinars as she breaks down hot topics in the coding world like COVID-19 and wound care! Navigate the challenges & pitfalls of COVID-19 coding Thur, Feb. 25, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:15pm CT COVID coding gets confusing with evolving guidelines, changed codes and different patient scenarios in post-acute settings. Join Lisa as she simplifies …

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(Free Webinar, Feb. 25) Navigate the challenges & pitfalls of COVID-19 coding

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COVID coding gets confusing with evolving guidelines, changed codes and different patient scenarios in post-acute settings. Join Lisa Selman-Holman in this free webinar as she simplifies the guidelines while providing examples and applying PDGM and PDPM principles. *Recording will be available following the live webinar About the Speaker Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O Lisa is a veteran …

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CDC/CMS/HHS/OSHA COVID-19 Updated Information – Last Week of January 2021

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HHS Amends PREP Act Declaration to Increase Workforce Authorized to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines was issued January 28, 2021. “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a fifth amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to add additional categories of qualified persons authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID-19 vaccines …

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COVID-19 Training Resources for Healthcare Professionals

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If you’re looking for COVID-19 training resources, here’s a place to start.  Training for Healthcare Professionals is a website that identifies many training options. CDC updates this resource periodically – most recently on January 25, 2021. Here’s the current training opportunities found on this website: Search COVID-19 Trainings on TRAIN COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for …

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Recent COVID-19 Updates & Information

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has published an Infection Control Basics and Personal Protective Equipment for Essential Caregivers guide for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, hospices and home and community-based services group homes. This is an 18-page guide with a date of November 9, 2020. Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing …

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New Codes for COVID-19

In COVID-19, Home Health, Hospice, Long-Term Care by Lisa Selman-Holman2 Comments

In an unprecedented move, the CDC has approved new codes for COVID-19 effective with dates of stay January 1, 2021 or later. Code changes are reserved for October 1 each year with April 1 as a date for emergency changes. April 1, 2020 was the effective date for the U07.1 code for COVID-19. New codes effective January 1 include J12.82, …

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NEW: CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home Resource Center

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online platform – the Nursing Home Resource Center – to serve as a centralized hub bringing together the latest information, guidance and data on nursing homes that is important to facilities, frontline providers, residents and their families, especially as the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues. Previously, individuals …

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Breaking News: Incentive Payments to Nursing Homes Curbing COVID-19 Deaths and Infections

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Just a few minutes ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced it will distribute approximately $333 million in first round performance payments to over 10,000 nursing homes. These nursing homes are being recognized for demonstrating significant reductions in COVID-19 related infections and deaths between August and September. “These …

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Weekly COVID-19 Data, Version 12 Toolkit and Other COVID-19 Updates

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CMS has updated this toolkit – Version 12 is now available and it’s 192 pages in length. This toolkit includes recent information and guidance on vaccinations to prevent infection with influenza virus, pneumococcus, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. CMS has posted COVID-19 Nursing Home data for week ending October 11, 2020. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare …

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Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC; Requirements and Enforcement Process for Reporting COVID-19 Data Elements for Hospitals and CAHs

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On October 6, 2020, CMS issued this QSO-21-03-Hospitals/CAHs memorandum.  This is a 12-page memorandum. Also included with this QSO is a Hospital Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting Enforcement Workflow document: Facilities to Report The following hospitals should report the data elements specified in the table below on a daily basis, except Psychiatric and Rehabilitation hospitals will report weekly: Short term Long term …