MENTAL HEALTH AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME REQUIRED SURVEY FOR ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-13-ASC February 26, 2021 TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM LICENSEES Original signed by Kevin Gaines FROM: KEVIN GAINESDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: MENTAL HEALTH AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME REQUIRED SURVEY FOR ADULT AND SENIOR CARE FACILITIES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-13-ASC informs providers of a recent survey that has been distributed via email and will be distributed annually to all licensees of Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).

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Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified PCC and MHCU Requirements

AFL 20-30.2 From the California Department of Public Health  February 26, 2021 TO: Primary Care Clinics (PCCs)Mobile Health Care Units (MHCUs) SUBJECT: Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Specified PCC and MHCU Requirements (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-30.1) ​AUTHORITY: Executive Order N-35-20 All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies PCCs and MHCUs of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.This revision extends the waiver for any clinics conducting COVID-19 vaccinations until June 1, 2021.

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Biden Administration Strengthens Requirements that Plans and Issuers Cover COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Without Cost Sharing and Ensures Providers are Reimbursed for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021 Contact: CMS Media Relations CMS Media Inquiries Biden Administration Strengthens Requirements that Plans and Issuers Cover COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Without Cost Sharing and Ensures Providers are Reimbursed for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured In accordance with the Executive Order President Biden signed on January 21, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), together with the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury, (collectively, the Departments) issued new guidance today removing barriers to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations and strengthening requirements that plans and issuers cover diagnostic testing without cost sharing.

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The Loneliest Room, for My Sister in a Nursing Home

By Susan Nusser, NY Times, February 26 2021 Lucy Jones The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone. When I saw my sister Peggy in her nursing home last June, she was sitting up in bed, leaning forward slightly and staring into the corner of her room.

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