Governor Whitmer Extends Visitation Restrictions
Late yesterday, August 28, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-174 continuing the restrictions on visitation for nursing facilities, assisted living settings, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities. This current Executive Order extends these restrictions through September 30, 2020.
The previously issued Epidemiologic Order, released by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Director Gordon on June 30, 2020 remains in effect until rescinded. This order clarifies exceptions to the visitation restrictions, allowing for compassionate care visits that encompass end of life situations, residents receiving hospice services, and certain Activities of Daily Living (ADL) support such as assistance at mealtime.
CMS COVID Testing Webinar by Parkinson & Gifford Now Available as Archive
On August 28 2020, ACHA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Gifford provided an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new COVID-19 Testing Requirements. Parkinson & Gifford shared a comprehensive, in-depth review of the testing criteria, with tips for members on interpreting and implementing the guidance, along with tips to avoid citations for non-compliance with the testing requirements.
To access the archived webinar click HERE. Members will need to log-in to access the recording. Once logged in click on the View Archived Recording to view. Make sure to click on the Handouts tab as well to access a copy of the handout material.
For questions or concerns please contact Cathy Sunlin at CathySunlin@HCAM.org.
Aug. 29, 2020