Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Control Recommendations during Holiday Celebrations

AFL 20-86.1 From the California Department of Public Health November 20, 2020 TO: Long-Term Care Facilities SUBJECT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Control Recommendations during Holiday Celebrations (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-86) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL provides COVID-19 infection control recommendations during holiday celebrations for residents, families, and facilities. This includes:Guidance for private gatheringsResident placement after returning to the facilityCommunal activities in facilitiesThis revision provides additional guidance for intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled – habilitative, nursing, and continuous nursing (ICF/DD-H-N-CN).

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CMS Announces Historic Changes to Physician Self-Referral Regulations

November 20, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries CMS Announces Historic Changes to Physician Self-Referral Regulations Unprecedented additions to regulations that interpret “Stark Law” opens avenues for healthcare providers to ensure patients receive highest quality of care Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes to outdated federal regulations that have burdened health care providers with added administrative costs and impeded the health care system’s move toward value-based reimbursement.

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