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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…

General Interest

Adult Day Health Centers: Minimizing the Transmission of COVID-19

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released new COVID-19 guidance for adult day health centers (ADHCs) through an All Facilities Letter (AFL). Note: this guidance supersedes prior gathering and visitation guidance issued through an earlier AFL. ADHCs are currently permitted to still operate; however, referring to the CDC’s published guidance, CDPH is recommending Read More…