General Interest

Governor Gavin Newsom Proposes 2020-21 May Revision

On Thursday, May 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Budget Revision for 2020-21. The $203.3 billion proposal is 5.4% lower than January’s projected budget and projects a $54.3 billion deficit, which stands in sharp contrast to the January projection of a $5.6 billion surplus. The Governor introduced a multi-year recovery strategy and emphasized Read More…

General Interest

CDPH Guidance for Transfers of Residents with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

CDPH has released subsequent guidance that updates the prior AFL 20-33 for Transferring Residents with Suspected or Confirmed COVID. Please note there are signifcant updates below. This guidance supersedes AFL 20-33. Updated guidance is as follows: Patients hospitalized, or receiving treatment at an alternate care site, with COVID-19 can be discharged to a SNF when Read More…

General Interest

COVID-19 Transfers to Low Acuity Care Sites

CDPH has released information and guidance on low acuity alternative care sites. Alternate care sites may admit individuals from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed SNFs. Patients must be lower risk decompensation and semi-ambulatory. Alternate care sites have all of the following: staffing that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, personal care attendants, Read More…

General Interest

National Day of Action for Aging Services

LeadingAge has successfully advocated for provisions and policies that directly help members maintain operations while providing the best care and services during the pandemic. Today, hundreds of LeadingAge staff, state executives and members from across the country would have descended on Washington D.C., for meetings with members of Congress as part of our annual Lobby Read More…

All Provider Types

Requests for Urgent Staffing Resources for COVID-19

The California Department of Public Health has released clarification for requesting staffing resources during this pandemic. Healthcare facilities that experience a sudden spike in staff absenteeism must report these issues as an unusual occurrence. Upon notification, CDPH and the local health department will assess the situation and determine whether the facility can continue to operate Read More…

General Interest

Blanket Waiver for PBJ Data Entry Timeline, Not the Data Entry

On April 15th, CMS released a summary of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers. Included in those blanket waivers is a reference to PBJ data entry. Staffing Data Submission. CMS is waiving 42 CFR 483.70(q) to provide relief to long-term care facilities on the requirements for submitting staffing data through the Read More…

General Interest

DSS Releases PIN Revising Waivers Related to Workforce

On March 18th, DSS issued Provider Information Notice 20-08-ASC providing updated or additional statewide waivers for certain licensing requirements pertaining to Adult and Senior Care (ASC) licensees, particularly around workforce requirements. Updated PIN supersedes the previous PIN 20-07-ASC and include the following: Recommendations on the prevention, containment and mitigation measures for COVID-19, outlining responses to Read More…