Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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NEW 4/1!
CMS - CLIA Laboratory Guidance During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency



New 3/31! CDC – Guidance on Risk Assessment of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting


NEW 3/31!
CDC- Phone Advice Line Guidelines (Screening Script) for Children (2-17 years) or Adults (≥ 18 years) with Possible COVID-19



NEW 3/31! DSHS – Guidance for Persons with Confirmed cases that are Isolated at home



NEW 3/31! CDC - ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak



New 3/31! Novitas - Accelerated and Advance Payment Request Guidance and Form for Providers



NEW 3/31! CMS – Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program



NEW 3/31! DSHS - Non-Test-Based Strategy for Releasing Cases and Contacts from Home Isolation and Quarantine



NEW 3/30! CMS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions



NEW 3/30! CDC - Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers…

UPDATED 3/26 Guidance for Public Health Home Service Providers.


FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency



 CISA - MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

NEW ^ Template Example of an Essential Critical Workforce Personnel Designation



UPDATED! Home Health Guidance on Coronavirus - CDC

WEBINAR ! HHSC HCSSA Regulatory Relief; COVID-19 Guidance; March 23.

WEBINAR ! HHSC HCSSA Regulatory Relief; COVID-19 Guidance; March 24.




WEBINAR
- Infectious Disease Update COVID-19

NEW! HHSC General Provider Checklist – COVID-19



Home Care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus infection - WHO



Fact Sheet for Healthcare providers



Fact Sheet for Patients



COVID-19 Local Health Entities – Texas



Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers



Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission…



Steps to take care of yourself at home


HIPAA and COVID 19 Limited HIPAA Waiver Bulletin 508




Testing Information for Healthcare Professionals



Information for Healthcare Professionals…

Strategies for optimizing the supply of N95 respirators



Criteria for health care workers under isolation for return to work



Interim guidance for Discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19



Interim Guidance for Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Immunocompromised Persons with COVID-19

Temporary Enforcement Guidance Issued regarding Fit Testing during COVID-19 outbreak













     

         Guidance & Preparedness Members Only Resources

Teletherapy Toolkit



TAHC&H Member’s Daily News Updates COVID19


CARES Act Webinar + Handouts



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Regulatory

NEW 4/1! CMS COVID-19 Flexibilities Graphic

NEW 3/30! CMS – Home Health Agencies: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19



New 3/30! CMS – COVID Provider Burden Relief FAQ’s



NEW 4/2 TMHP Provider Enrollment Revalidation Due Dates Extended



NEW 4/1! Palmetto GBA –Emergency and Disaster Webpage



NEW 3/31! CMS - Hospice: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19



NEW 3/31 ! Spanish Agency Based In-Home Caregivers Screening Flow Chart

NEW! Extensions of Eligibility and Individual Plan of Care Revisions for Individuals in CLASS and DBMD Due to COVID-19



 HHSC COVID Guidance for Community Attendants and Home Caregivers



 CMS Guidance on Prioritization of Survey Activities



 CMS Guidance for HHA Infection Control



 HHS guidance to HCSSA’s PL 20-16



 HHS Guidance on COVID response in Nursing Facilities PL 20-11

 DSHS - Recommendations and Best Practices for Texas businesses that remain open


NEW!
DSHS - Guidance for Employers and Managers



NEW! HHS and TBON Staffing Resources for LTC Providers



NEW! Assisted Living Facility Guidance on COVID-19 Issued by Long-term Care Regulatory HHSC



NEW! CMS 1135 Waiver Flexibilities



Palmetto Emergency and Disaster Website



Suspension of Survey Activities



Information Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 - COVID-19



NAHC regulatory relief letter to CMS



CMS Emergency Declaration Healthcare Providers Fact Sheet…

 Temporary EVV Policies for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)



HR Update - Department of Labor Q&A on Fair Labor Standards Act



HR Update – TWC FAQ’s



HR Update – TWC Letter to Employers…

 Palmetto COVID 19 FAQ’s for all provider types

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Legal
NEW! 3/31
CARES Act Supporting Small Businesses



Hedge Up: A Heads-Up on Employment Issues Confronting the Investment Management Industry



Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employer FAQs

Obligations to Record and Report COVID-19 Cases to OSHA or Applicable State Agencies



Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Employer FAQs



ICYMI: Hedge Up Special Bulletin on Guidance to Employers and Suggested Practices for Responding to Coronavirus

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 Advocacy

Statement from NAHC on Coronavirus and 2020 Meetings



Statement from NAHC President William Dombi




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(4/2) NCBI - Simple Respiratory Mask 

(4/2) CDC - Respirators crisis alternate strategies

NEW! 3/25
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator



NEW! CMS Guidance on Infection Control for Home Health Agencies



NEW 3/30! HHS Guidance - Home Care training and education - Infection Control Home Health and Hospice LTCR Policy, Rules & Training


NEW! Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response



CDC - Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings



Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

CMS Guidance for Infection Control in Nursing Homes



Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)



Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality,Safety&Oversight Group



Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Fighting Products



Guide for Cleaning and Disinfecting COVID-19



Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19: FAQ's and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge





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What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Fact Sheet



What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Fact Sheet



Stop the Spread of Germs - Fact Sheet



CDC Webinar for Healthcare Professional




Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist for Transport and Arrival of Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19

NEW! DSHS - COVID-19Contact Investigation Form (This form is directed for use by LHD’s, but would be a great tool for HHA internal tracking of potential or confirmed COVID cases) 



Patient Guide for COVID-19



Caregiver Guide for COVID-19



How to properly use PPE - Fact Sheet



COVID-19 Communication Tools



PUI Case Report Form



Getting Your Home Ready, FAQ’s for Individuals and Families…








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Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)



CDC recorded Teleconference
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States



COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions



Interim Criteria to Guide Testing of PUI for COVID-19



CDC Prevention & Treatment



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Monitoring

CDC Situation Summary



WHO Situation Report



Texas Department of State Health Services



CDC Media Teleconference Briefings



Harris County Public Health



Austin Public Health Department



Dallas County Public Health



Tarrant County Public Health



San Antonio Public Health



El Paso Public Health




Reporting

CDC Prevention & Treatment


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