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Positivity Rates are Now Through the State's Chart 
 

State Long-Term Care Guidance and Positivity Rate Webpage
AHCA/NCAL 
ACT NOW! Write an email to CMS on the Nursing Home Staff Vaccination Mandate 
 
On August 18, President Biden announced that all nursing home staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in an upcoming regulation.

AHCA/NCAL sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, expressing our concerns about the impact this mandate may have on staffing. The letter advocated that any mandate needs to apply to all health care settings, not just nursing homes, and offer a routine testing option for individuals who refuse a vaccine. AHCA/NCAL will continue our advocacy efforts, but CMS has asked to hear from you too

As CMS is working on the regulation, they’ve asked to hear feedback from providers on the impact of this proposed mandate. We are encouraging all nursing home providers (e.g., facility administrators and directors of nursing) to send an email to CMS sharing your facility’s story and perspective.

Providers should submit their emails no later than Friday, September 3rd. Send your message through the AHCA/NCAL Action Center or email CMS directly. Instructions are below. 


Webinar: Update on Vaccine Mandate and a Call For Action - Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31, 2021


AHCA/NCAL CEO Mark Parkinson & Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Gifford will provide the latest available information about CMS’s planned COVID-19 vaccination mandate for nursing facility staff. The webinar will also focus on how to most effectively submit comments for the provider feedback requested by CMS.

This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members and will be recorded. All registrants will receive an email once the recording is available. How to Register: 
  • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
  • Members will need to log in using their existing email and password first. 
  • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
  • If you have forgotten your password click here
  • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

If the links in this email do not work, visit https://educate.ahcancal.org/products/update-on-vaccine-mandate-and-a-call-for-action?cm_ven=ExactTarget&cm_cat=COVID-19+Update+%23203&cm_pla=All+Subscribers&cm_ite=https%3a%2f%2feducate.ahcancal.org%2fproducts%2fupdate-on-vaccine-mandate-and-a-call-for-action%23tab-product_tab_overview&cm_lm=1216679975&cm_ainfo=&&&&&#tab-product_tab_overview 


 
 
Spotlight
 Got Text? 
NMHCA/NMCAL rolled out our newest member service—text notifications--earlier this year. This allows us to send you a text to let you know when something important is released, such as new guidance, a data collection request, etc. While this information is typically sent out in the Bulletin, we understand that you may not always have time to read through them to determine what is important for you or sometimes, you might simply forget it came out when you have time to go through your emails. A text will serve as a reminder that there is something that may need your attention. Save the number, (833) 589-0341, in your phone as NMHCA/NMCAL so you don't miss a thing


Members need to opt in to be included, so if you or anyone in your facility would like to receive text notices, please email cell phone numbers, names, and titles to NMHCA/NMCAL at nmhca@nmhca.org

 
Long-term Care Poster

NMHCA/NMCAL developed the attached poster to assist facilities in communicating the differences in guidance and direction for assisted living and nursing facilities from the general public. We invite you to print as many copies as you'd like and post them around the areas or send them to families, so they have a clear understanding of the guidance you are required to follow. 

 
Reporting Information

Click here to download State Reporting Requirements

  • Report possible COVID-19--505-837-0006.
  • NM Division of Health Improvement Incident Reporting: (800) 752-8649
  • Vaccine breakthrough reporting -  505-827-0006. 
  • Report staff and resident vaccines to the State every Monday using the following link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JH392TC.

 

2021 Workshops

All workshops are currently planned as
in-person events. 


2021 Live Safety Code
September 27-28, 2021
In-person at NMHCA/NMCAL Training Center

Register Here

Passenger Assistance/MVO Trainer Course

October 19-20, 2021
In-person training at NMHCA/NCAL

Register Here

Certified Medication Aide Training
October 26 - November 5, 2021
In-person training at NMHCA/NCAL

Register Here

Activity Director Training

November 8-12, 2021
In-person training at NMHCA/NCAL

Register Here

Registration is now open for the 
72nd AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo 
October 10-13 at the National Harbor outside Washington, DC. 
 

Read more...


PPE Ordering Information

Requests for PPE should submit Form ICS 213RR to your local Emergency Manager.

Download Emergency Manager List here 

PPE Ordering Process/instructions


NMHCA Staff Contact Information

Vicente Vargas, Executive Director,
v.vargas@nmhca.org, 505-710-8560

Patricia Whitacre, RN, Director of Clinical and Quality Services,
pwhitacre@nmhca.org, 505-301-3085

Tracy Alter, Senior Director of Member Services,
talter@nmhca.org, 505-440-3806


AHCA/NCAL Online Training

 ICD-10 Training for PDPM — CODER

ICD-10 Training for PDPM— NON-CODER

Understanding SNF VBP in Detail

Infection Preventionist Specialized Training - IPCO

The popular ahcancalED Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is on sale through October 31, 2020.  Registrants can save $50 off the regular registration price this month by using promo code IPCO2020 when they register. 
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