Executive Order Suspends Regulations of Interest to Home Care
COVID-19 Leave Laws Enacted at the State and Federal Levels
The following question can be directed as follows:
March 27, 2020 - The New York State Department of Health has updated a special edition of the Medicaid Update, originally issued March 10, 2020, featuring New York State Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). This Medicaid Update can be found at: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2020/index.htm.
Medicaid Update Special Edition for Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency can also be found here.
DOH guidance and resources for the public and providers can be found at the following links:
DOH IHANS COVID Contact Info Request
Is your agency experiencing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
If so, contact your local Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
For those with N95 fit-tested employees (with access to N95 respirators), OSHA has temporarily removed the requirement for annual fit testing. Initial fit testing is still required. Citations will not be issued as long as the other OSHA-required components of a respiratory protection plan are met (i.e., medical evaluation, initial fit testing, etc.). Read more about this and view the full list of continued OSHA requirements.
Due to the COVID crisis, providers have experienced difficulty with the ability of processing CHRCs due to a lack of fingerprinting sites. HCP sought guidance to deal with this issue and DOH responded by providing a list of fingerprinting sites that are still accessible to enable the processing of CHRCs.
List of Fingerprinting Sites Available to process Criminal History Record Checks
HCP encourages providers to participate in these calls which are held on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
To accommodate the large number of participants, the webinar will be streamed here.
For audio only, please dial in: 844-512-2950
Past calls can be found here.
COVID-19 Patient Questionnaire
Generic Guidance Document
Nurse Guidance for Patient Screening
Sample Disaster Protocol for Home Care COVID 19
Sample Essential Personnel Letter for Aides