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Looking for provider relief funds? These tips can help

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would distribute approximately $15 billion in grants to eligible state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program providers, including assisted living operators. Payments from the distribution will be determined using data that eligible providers enter into an enhanced Provider Relief Fund portal.

Debates arise over who should foot the bill for nursing home worker testing

Regular COVID-19 testing of nursing home staff, who are the most likely to introduce the virus to a facility and spread it to residents, has been sanctioned by experts as one of the most important ways to contain outbreaks. Yet a patchwork of state and federal recommendations have hampered efforts to devise a uniform policy for the testing and led to disputes over whether insurers or employers should cover testing costs, according to a Tuesday New York Times report.

Assisted living needs $5 billion for COVID-19 response, AHCA / NCAL tells HHS, FEMA

Assisted living communities need $5 billion in emergency relief funding to pay for staffing, testing and personal protective equipment to fight COVID-19, the leaders of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living told the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday.

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