Confirmatory PCR Testing Through BOL- Michigan Only

Angie Szumlinski News

On April 22nd, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) shared guidance and forms for submitting confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID tests to the Michigan Bureau of Labs (BOL). To support ongoing testing in long term care facilities, the BOL is offering the option for providers to utilize their service for confirmatory PCR tests. The BOL will run the …

Residential Care Facility Visitation- Michigan

Angie Szumlinski Compliance, News

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released updates today regarding residential care facility visitation guidelines. Please read these updates thoroughly to understand what they mean for your facility. Click here to read the order, effective immediately, in its entirety. Click here for a PDF version available for download of this infographic. Click here for a PDF version available …

Bulletin- MSA 20-73

Angie Szumlinski Health

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services recently issued a new bulletin for nursing facilities regarding Covid-19 response and policies. Its purpose is to “establish COVID Relief (CR) Facilities to allow eligible nursing facilities to retain COVID-positive residents and, with enhanced standards, under special circumstances, they will also be able to admit new COVID-positive residents when additional capacity is …

AFC and HFA Required COVID-19 Reporting

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Pursuant to the joint Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) letter for AFC-HFA COVID-19 Reporting issued October 22, 2020, all licensed Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Homes for The Aged (HFA) facilities with bed capacity of 13 or greater are required to report COVID-19 data weekly in Qualtrics beginning October 28, 2020. …

MDHHS Decreases COVID Reporting Requirements to Weekly

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Beginning next week on October 28, 2020 skilled nursing facility providers need only report COVID data to EMResources on a weekly basis.  The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) issued L 20-65 sharing the updated reporting guidance yesterday.  This move comes in response the recommendation made by Governor Whitmer’s Nursing Home Task Force to reduce reporting burden on providers. With …