Recent COVID-19 Updates, Resources and Information

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Pages 14 through 16 speak to clarification of SNF billing instructions as noted above.  You’ll easily spot the red ink on those pages.  Page 13 begins the section on Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Benefit Period Waiver – Provider Information.

  • The CDC Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing on November 9, 2020.  This CDC Web resource provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.  POC tests are used to diagnose COVID-19 in various settings, such as:
  • Physician offices
    • Urgent care facilities
    • Pharmacies
    • School health clinics
    • Long-term care facilities and nursing homes
    • Temporary locations, such as drive-through sites managed by local organizations 

A related website How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations was also updated that same day.  

This relates to laboratories being surveyed.  The 5-page QSO includes 2 pages of CLIA Remote Survey Process – Surveyor Use Only steps.

The hyperlinks (in blue) will take you to additional information/resources.