04012020_BlogDetail

Telehealth Service Expansion to Stem the COVID-19 Pandemic

04/01/2020 Written by: Brian Lindahl

As part of the government’s efforts to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded the use of telehealth services. This enables residents to receive health services without having to travel to an outside healthcare setting. As part of this process, it was also announced that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will exercise enforcement discretion and waive penalties for HIPAA violations against healthcare providers that serve patients in good faith through everyday communications technologies, such as FaceTime or Skype, during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.
On March 27, 2020, CMS released a Telehealth Toolkit to provide guidance to providers and includes information for:

This information and more can be found on our website and risk management portal to help senior living communities prepare and be protected. Senior living industry info can be found under the “Senior Living Industry Info” tab of the resource center. If you have any questions, please contact our team of insurance and risk management specialists.  

Essential-Risk-Management-for-Skilled-Nursing-Facilities
Proactive Survey Preparation: Essential Risk Management for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Senior Living07/01/2024

Staying informed about the latest trends and requirements in long-term care facilities is crucial. Our webinar, "Managing Your Survey: The Top 10 Survey Citation Trends," offers valuable insights...

Empowering-Senior-Living-Facilities-Essential-Webinar-Series-for-Care-Professionals
Empowering Senior Living Facilities: Essential Webinar Series for Care Professionals
Senior Living06/14/2024

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our monthly senior living webinar series, packed with essential topics. Our webinars are designed to provide valuable insights and practical skills,...

8-Tips-for-Implementing-Arbitration-Strategies-in-Senior-Living
8 Tips for Implementing Arbitration Strategies in Senior Living
Senior Living05/31/2024

Arbitration is a recognized approach to conflict resolution in senior living. This method is not only beneficial for resolving disputes efficiently but also plays a vital role in maintaining a stable...