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2015 Tech Summit

Oasis at 30th Assisted Living Community and Adult Day Care Officially Opens Doors Sept. 30

On September 30th, Oasis at 30th Assisted Living Community and Adult Day Care will officially open its doors as a licensed Residential Care Facility and Certified Medicaid Provider for Adult Day Care and Assisted Living Services. 
We are very excited about bringing this first-of-its-kind affordable assisted living community catering to low income seniors and disabled adults.

ISDH Releases Residential Care Facility Occupancy Report

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has released its first ever Residential Care Facility Occupancy Report for July 1, 2015. The statewide occupancy rate for licensed assisted living beds was 63% as of July 1. The report is based on licensed bed census data reported to the ISDH by the licensed entities. The report includes free standing assisted living communities and non-freestanding licensed assisted living communities, i.e. those assisted living communities operated in connection with a nursing home.

MLN Connects Provider Dementia Care Call

There will be a National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI MLN Connects National Provider and Stakeholder Call on March 10 from 1:30-3 p.m. To register, visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, so register early. During this call, CMS subject matter experts will provide National Partnership updates and an overview of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), as well as a presentation on adverse events in nursing homes.

Nurse Aide and QMA Update

The ISDH has issued new information on changes with the CNA certification form from Ivy Tech and requirements for QMA renewals.

HFA Board Moving Forward with a Rule to Increase AIT Opportunities

(reprinted with permission from LeadingAge Indiana)

TB Skin Test Requirements

In response to recent questions regarding the use of the TST versus QuantiFERON-TB Gold test, the tuberculin skin test (TST) is the required procedure.

Additional CMS Guidance on Medicaid Waiver Requirements

CMS continues to expand and update their guidance for states on Medicaid Waiver provider settings.  INALA submitted comments to the Division of Aging on the state plan for compliance with this guidance in early December.  The latest updates impact adult day service providers and non-residential waiver providers in the final two components of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) toolkit&nbs

New OSHA Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries Go Into Effect

In August, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, went into effect on January 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

CEAL Unveils New Direction, Identifies Top Priorities

The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living(CEAL) has been ramping up its efforts to advance excellence in assisted living.  CEAL’s membership is a diverse group of 11 national organizations, including AARP, ALFA, LeadingAge, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

ISDH Influenza Guidance for LTC Facilities

Influenza activity has started to peak in the United States, including Indiana. Currently, Influenza A H3N2 is the predominant virus in circulation, and CDC has reported about half of the H3N2 viruses tested are drifted strains not matching the H3N2 virus in the 2014-2015 vaccine. The predominance of the influenza virus may change as the season progresses.


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