New: Winter Weather Health and Safety
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a comprehensive winter weather health and safety site. Owners and administrators can take tips to prepare for extreme cold conditions and winter storms.
CDC Winter Weather Preparedness
Crisis Communication Planning Workbook
Created by the Center for Biopreparedness Education, the material in this workbook draws from information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of their Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications program.
Update: CMS 1135 Waiver FAQ Document
CMS issued updates to the 1135 Waiver Frequently Asked Questions document, clarifying many questions for skilled nursing care centers. Updates include highlights on the MDS process for facility evacuations, billing, and restoring operations.