COVID-19 Update: CMS Survey Guidance for Home Care and Hospice, Face Masks, Emergency Regs

The Home Care Association of New York State awaits an official state guidance on COVID-19 for home and community-based service providers The federal government has issued specific infection-control guidance for home care and hospice, components of which would also be a factor in any forthcoming state guidance, in addition to questions or concerns raised by HCA and others from the field.

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HCA Meets with DOH on COVID-19

As the spread of novel coronavirus intensifies in New York, HCA staff and members held a March 6 conference call with the state Department of Health’s (DOH) Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management and Office of Health Emergency Preparedness to discuss the unique issues that home care, hospice and Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans are facing in preparedness, response and continuity of operations planning amid the global COVID-19 threat. (more…)

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Winter Storm Season Alert Posted

The state Department of Health (DOH) has posted information on the actions that providers should take to prepare for the upcoming winter weather season. See here. DOH recommends that all facilities…

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State of Emergency Declared in 12 Counties

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for Cayuga, Chautauqua, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Saratoga and Warren Counties due to heavy rains and high…

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