General/Administrative/Regulatory

The following section provides numerous resources related to general, administrative, and regulatory requirements related to Covid-19. Materials include articles, letters, memorandums, fact sheets, toolkits, documents, updates, and bulletins to address many issues in multiple facets of healthcare during this pandemic.

  • Articles

    Articles

    HHS Makes COVID-19 Data Reporting a Medicare Condition of Participation

    This article provides information on Covid-19 data reporting requirements as a Medicare Condition of Participation. Data reported to the Department of Health and Human Services includes many areas affected by Covid-19 and responsibility for reporting.

    TAGS: covid-19, Medicare, Reporting

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    ASPR TRACIE: COVID-19 Lessons Learned

    COVID-19 lessons learned from an emergency and preparedness response standpoint. It focuses on patient surge, safety and staff health, operational considerations, telehealth, hot topic, and future concerns. Resources are available for further assistance.

    TAGS: covid-19, Staff, Safety, Patient

  • Articles

    Articles

    Joint Statement: Roadmap for Maintaining Essential Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic

    The American Hospital Association outlines guidance to maintain necessary surgery during the Covid-19 pandemic. A list of principles with considerations is discussed in this article. These principles were derived in response to the CDC, and many medical specialties continue to allow safe, quality patient care during this ongoing pandemic.

    TAGS: covid-19, surgery, CDC

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting

    This guidance is an Updated version of hospital reporting data and FAQs as of July 10, 2020, on Covid-19. This document explains the Federal Government's data needs and the reporting responsibility between hospitals and states. It provides precise details on reporting requirements.

    TAGS: covid-19, Reporting, hospitals, Acute

  • Articles

    Articles

    Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Discontinues NABP Passports

    Effective July 31, 2020, this memorandum is a notification of the termination of recognition of the NABP passport. It requires a credential issued by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to practice pharmacy either within or for the State of Louisiana.

    TAGS: NABP passport, covid-19, Pharmacy

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    CMS Programs & Payment for Care in Hospital Alternate Care Sites: Fact Sheet for State and Local Governments

    This fact sheet provides a toolkit issued to help state and local governments develop alternate care sites. It focuses on expanding capacity and providing needed care to the patient. It guides how to receive payment through CMS. The appendices include additional information on hospital requirements and waivers, Medicare hospital enrollment, provider flexibilities, Medicare payment for health care services furnished at an ACS, and CMS regional office contact list.

    TAGS: alternate care, capacity, Medicare, Payment, covid-19

  • Articles

    Articles

    CMS Reminds Providers About EMTALA Obligations with COVID-19 Patients

    This article is a reminder by CMS to uphold EMTALA obligations. These obligations include abiding by federal regulations by offering an appropriate screening of those suspected of having COIVD-19, stabilization, and transfer of patients. The document also includes revised guidance for nursing home visitation restrictions and new hospice guidelines.

    TAGS: covid-19, EMTALA, Emergency

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    DEA Lifted Requirements to Facilitate Patient Care During COVID-19

    The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a letter allowing flexibility for hospitals/clinics to utilize alternate satellite locations to accommodate an influx of patients requiring treatment. These allowances include both handling and delivery of controlled substances to nonregistered satellite locations. Considerations of these requirements are included.

    TAGS: covid-19, DEA

  • Articles

    Articles

    CMS COVID-19 Toolkit

    CMS developed a Coronavirus Partner Toolkit. These materials were designed to keep all informed of updated information on Covid-19. This toolkit includes access to podcasts, transcripts, Stakeholder Calls, and many resources if you work with the general public or within a healthcare setting.

    TAGS: covid-19, CMS

  • Articles

    Articles

    OCR Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

    A bulletin provided by the Office of Civil Rights stressing the importance of healthcare obligations and the Coronavirus. OCR prohibits discrimination based on disability in Health and Human Service funded health programs or activities. The information discusses the denial of care, dignity, and HIPAA.

    TAGS: covid-19, HHS, civil rights

  • Articles

    Articles

    LDH Guidance for Essential Critical Workers Who Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

    The Louisiana Department of Health issued guidance for essential critical workers exposed to Covid-19. Following CDC guidance, the recommendations include precautions to take when returning to work, what employees can do, workers who were sick and have recovered.

    TAGS: covid-19, CDC, LDH