ASHE COVID-19 resources for health facilities managers
POSTED APRIL 7, 2020
Health care facilities can now access a templated letter and table to request a waiver under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. The waiver will allow facilities to delay inspection, testing, maintenance and certain drills required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The letter must be modified to include the health care organization's information. The table, which should be submitted with the letter, gives guidance on how requirements should be modified during the COVID-19 emergency. Waivers help to limit non-essential persons from entering health facilities and risking exposure, while also allowing health care staff to focus on patients. Questions on this process can be directed to Jonathan Flannery, ASHE senior associate director of advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, please visit ASHE’s COVID-19 Resources page, which is updated frequently with new resources/information.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Please stay safe.
Avis Gordon, CEM, MMPA, DBA
NCHEA invites you to visit the ASHE webpage (https://my.ashe.org/) and join the new member community called Business Partners Resource Roundup Community. This community is “designed to facilitate helpful discussion and connect the healthcare community with solutions to create and maintain safe and effective patient care spaces.” Your participation will undoubtedly make this tool a much richer resource for our organizations.