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Nursing Home Office Hours: Leadership Rounding and the Impact on Organizational Culture
Organizational culture has a major impact on staff satisfaction, retention and COVID-19 vaccination rates. In this May 24, 2022, webinar recording TMF reviews the impact leadership rounding can have on building a positive culture.
Video    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 2:14PM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Herd Immunity
What is herd immunity or community immunity? Both phrases mean the same thing. The strategy behind the phrases is to make sure there are enough people in the community who are either not able to catch a disease or not able to spread the disease so that the disease dies out. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:47AM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Immunity
How does the body defend against infections? How can vaccines improve immunity? Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:50AM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Why We Vaccinate
We know that when you get a vaccination, it stimulates the production of antibodies. Vaccinations help train our bodies to defend against infectious agents. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:44AM  
Updated Guidance: Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for COVID-19 vaccination. To view all updates, please visit the CDC webpage for Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States.
Web link    Date Added: 05/22/2022    Date Last Modified: May 20 2022 7:31PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Staff
This May 10, 2022, webinar recording discusses strategies for successful recruitment, hiring and retention of staff for long-term care facilities during COVID-19. In addition to TMF specialists, nursing facility leaders also share specific suggestions.
Video    Date Added: 05/11/2022    Date Last Modified: May 11 2022 7:31AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Strategies to Deal with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
The burden of COVID-19, including vaccination mandates and changes, has affected all staff. This May 3, 2022, webinar recording continues our discussion from the LTC Connect on April 21, and talks about strategies that nursing facilities may use to deal with burnout and compassion fatigue.
Video    Date Added: 05/03/2022    Date Last Modified: May 3 2022 5:08PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: How to Develop a Vaccine Clinic and Community Partnerships
This April 26, 2022, webinar recording provides tools and strategies to develop your own vaccine clinic and the role community partnerships may play in this endeavor.
Video    Date Added: 04/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2022 8:30AM  
COVID-19: New Codes for Moderna Vaccine Booster Doses
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new codes, effective March 29, 2022, for the Moderna vaccine booster and administration.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 15 2022 10:17AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Impacts on Nursing Home Measures – Hospital Admissions and Readmissions
This April 12, 2022, webinar recording reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the hospital admission and readmission rates for nursing homes. We also discuss resident transitions to and from the hospital, and the importance of improving communication to assure safe transitions.
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 13 2022 3:04PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Vaccine Safety and Efficacy – Responding to Misinformation
This April 5, 2022, webinar recording presents the latest guidelines and common misinformation, with a pharmacist providing insight into how to respond to common misinformation. We also review the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines through the different variants.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 6 2022 9:44AM  
COVID-19 Test to Treat Initiative and Locator Tool
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new test-to-treat program to allow anyone who thinks they may have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 to get tested and receive treatment, if appropriate, all in the same location.
Web link    Date Added: 04/04/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 4 2022 6:18PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Understanding Religious and Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
This March 29, 2022, webinar recording discusses the guidelines for medical and religious exemptions reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the impact these exemptions have on vaccine measures for facilities.
Video    Date Added: 03/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 31 2022 7:27AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: The Science Behind Vaccines, Antibodies and Herd Immunity
This March 22, 2022, webinar recording takes a deep dive into common areas of misunderstanding, such as vaccine development, antibody protection, and how herd immunity works. Additionally, tactics are shared for how concepts can be communicated effectively.
Video    Date Added: 03/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2022 3:46PM  
Talk to Patients About: Natural Immunity Versus Vaccine Immunity for COVID-19
Which is safer for building immunity -- getting a COVID-19 vaccine or getting sick with the disease? This article from the Texas Medical Association (TMA) has the answers.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 10 2022 4:34PM  
Vaccine Clinic Checklist
Download this fillable checklist to help plan your nursing home facility's COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Each step of the way is outlined, including helpful resources.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 5:03PM  
Nursing Home Office: Hours Health Literacy and Vaccine Hesitancy
This March 8, 2022, webinar recording focuses on the impact of health literacy in vaccine hesitancy. Strategies are shared to tailor communications for different populations and individual factors such as attitudes, culture, education and stress levels.
Video    Date Added: 03/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 9 2022 4:23PM  
Vaccine/Booster Clinic Flyer
Download this fillable flyer to announce your long-term care facility's next COVID-19 vaccine or booster clinic date.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 8 2022 2:00PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Staffing Challenges and Solutions During COVID-19
This March 1, 2022, webinar recording explores common staffing challenges and innovative solutions developed by nursing home facilities during the pandemic.
Video    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 2:56PM  
CDC Updates its Summary of Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its summary document for interim clinical considerations for use of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the United States.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 12:24PM  
CDC COVID-19 Interim Clinical Guidelines and Handouts
View this webpage on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website to download the latest handouts listing clinical considerations and guidance for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible populations, as well as guidance for what to do - and how to avoid - vaccination administration errors.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 12:46PM  
Protect Your Loved Ones by Getting a COVID-19 Booster!
Download this new poster for long-term care facilities to encourage residents to get COVID-19 booster shots.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 5:08PM  
Summary of Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this summary (PDF) of interim clinical considerations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or authorized in the United States.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 5:09PM  
COVID-19 by County Check
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a new online checker to allow anyone to check the presence and level of transmissibility of COVID-19 in a specific county.
Web link    Date Added: 02/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 28 2022 6:41PM  
Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Handout
Download this one-page handout the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed and hang it in your office to help encourage staff and patients or residents to get their COVID-19 booster shot.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 24 2022 4:15PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Fuel Versus Friction
This Feb. 22, 2022, webinar recording reviews methods to decrease friction and increase “fuel” to promote healthy behaviors in nursing homes in times of change.
Video    Date Added: 02/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 24 2022 10:15AM  
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: FDA Authorized Bebtelovimab
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients when they meet certain criteria.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/18/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 18 2022 4:37PM  
COVID-19 Infographic: Who Gets Sick and Dies?
This infographic shows current COVID-19 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 16 2022 2:58PM  
Fuel Versus Friction Tip Sheet
This communication tool offers fuel-based interventions intended to increase vaccine uptake and friction-based interventions that respond to hidden barriers that hold people back from vaccination.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 16 2022 2:56PM  
CMS Makes Nursing Home COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Data Available Online
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting data on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots administered to nursing home residents and staff on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website. The data will show resident and staff booster rates at the facility level and will include national and state averages.
Web link    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 12:16PM  
Dashboard of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status in Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Services has created new interactive data dashboards to help increase awareness about the need for everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 12:39PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: High-Stakes Conversations
This Feb. 8, 2022, webinar recording is based on the “Crucial Conversations” method, and provides tools for how to have a safe conversation about vaccinations and boosters when the stakes are high. Because there are differing opinions, it can be emotionally charged. Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, CPHQ, TMF's director of behavioral health integration, and Clifford Moy, MD, TMF's behavioral health medical director, are the featured presenters.
Video    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 1:08PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Reports and Charts from Mississippi
The Mississippi State Department of Health lists the latest information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
Web link    Date Added: 02/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2022 12:55PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Engaging Residents and Caregivers in Promoting Vaccines and Boosters
Listen to this webinar recording from Feb. 1, 2022, to learn practical, skills-based methods you and your team can apply to explore vaccine resistance and address residents’ and caregivers’ questions and concerns. Clifford Moy, MD, TMF's behavioral health medical director, and Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, CPHQ, TMF's director of behavioral health integration, are the featured presenters.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:07PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: The 3 T's of COVID-19
Listen to this webinar recording from Jan. 25, 2022, as Russell Kohl, MD, TMF's chief medical officer, provides a quick overview of best practices for COVID-19 testing, treatment (including vaccines and boosters) and return-to-work protocols for nursing homes.
Video    Date Added: 01/27/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:07PM  
Study Says Vaccinated and Boosted Nebraskans Far Less Likely to be Hospitalized for COVID-19
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Donahue and his team completed an in-depth analysis of vaccination and booster rates correlated to hospitalizations. The data indicate that individuals who are vaccinated, and especially individuals who have received a COVID-19 booster, are less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 01/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2022 6:26PM  
Quality Improvement Example Infection Prevention Plan
This quality improvement plan provides an example of how to identify a concern, determine the root cause(s) and develop a plan with outcome measures. This is to be used only as a reference.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 20 2022 5:22PM  
COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know
The CDC explains the different types of COVID-19 tests and offers online testing tools.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:23AM  
Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest information that you need to know.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:25AM  
CMS: Updated FAQ for Visiting Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Omicron Surge
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Nursing Home Visitation FAQs to give additional guidance about visitation during the Omicron surge.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 13 2022 7:06PM  
CDC: COVID-19 Boosters
Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, and when should they get one? View this quick breakdown from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more.
Web link    Date Added: 01/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 10 2022 3:50PM  
Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that insurance companies and group health plans will be required to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests beginning Jan. 15, 2022.
Web link    Date Added: 01/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 10 2022 3:53PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Booster Update
Listen to this podcast from the week of Nov. 1, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, to learn who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot and which booster shot individuals can get.
Podcast    Date Added: 11/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 15 2021 4:00PM  
Podcast: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine
Listen to this podcast from the week of Nov. 1, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, as he discusses the science and studies leading to the emergency authorization use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years old.
Podcast    Date Added: 11/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 11 2021 1:08PM  
COVID-19 Toolkit for Nursing Homes
This toolkit provides information about COVID-19, including resources on steps to preventing the spread of the virus, building trust in vaccines, providing guidance on vaccinations and learning more about the different variants.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 9 2021 1:04PM  
Ask An Expert Video: What Should People with Chronic Conditions Know About COVID-19 Vaccines?
Watch and share this video with patients and loved ones who have chronic health conditions to educate them on why getting the COVID-19 vaccine is so important.
Video    Date Added: 09/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Sep 17 2021 6:26PM  
Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Products
Clinicians seeking advice on the use of monoclonal antibody products authorized for emergency use in the United States for the treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 should consult the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines.
Web link    Date Added: 09/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Sep 13 2021 2:17PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Variants
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains what viral variants are, how they respond to vaccines, and why getting vaccinated and wearing masks are both still important protective measures to follow to help protect yourself and others from being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 5:57PM  
Podcast: The FDA Approval Process for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains the process the drug manufacturer, Pfizer/BioNTech, followed to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/30/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 6:08PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Update
Listen to this recording from the week of Aug. 16, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl gives an update on what states in the TMF region have experiened with the surge of the delta variant, the status of COVID-19 vaccinations, deaths and a look at vaccination rates among medical personnel in nursing homes.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/23/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 23 2021 8:36AM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Booster
Listen to this recording from the week of Aug. 16, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, to learn what has changed with the COVID-19 vaccine and why booster shots are now being recommended.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/23/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 23 2021 8:36AM  
CMS will Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Nursing Home Staff
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff COVID-19 vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 08/18/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 18 2021 4:42PM  
COVID-19 Vaccines Additional Doses: Codes & Payment
The Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations for both the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to allow for an additional dose in certain immunocompromised people.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2021 5:10PM  
COVID-19 Update: The Delta Variant
Read this update on COVID-19 and the delta variant from Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute. Share this information with your patients, residents, co-workers, families, friends and your community to help educate everyone on what they can do to reduce infections and hospitalizations.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2021 2:24PM  
Vaccine Hesitancy: Concerns with Fertility and Pregnancy
View this video featuring nationally recognized women's health physician Gloria Richard-Davis, MD, MBA, NCMP, FACOG, with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS), who addresses common fertility concerns with COVID-19 vaccines and why it is important to receive the vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Obstetric-Gynecologic Care
Provides an overview of current COVID-19 vaccines and guidance for uses in pregnant, recently pregnant and nonpregnant individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 07/20/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 1:08PM  
Confront Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, has issued the first Surgeon General's Advisory of this Administration to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation during the COVID-19 vaccination push.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 5:31PM  
Vaccine Process Review
Use this tool to identify process gaps and improvement opportunities related to influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 vaccines.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 1:05PM  
COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
This article discusses the risk of severe illness with COVID-19 versus COVID-19-vaccinated women who are currently breastfeeding or pregnant and/or planning for future pregnancy.
Web link    Date Added: 07/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 1:08PM  
Vaccinating Homebound Persons Against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined training and guidance to assist vaccinators to overcome challenges associated with delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to access-challenged and hard-to-reach individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:53PM  
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support
Health care providers can visit this web page to find more information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and how the COVID-19 vaccine is provided through that program at no cost to recipients.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:58PM  
Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines
Health care providers can use this prevaccination checklist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use with residents and patients who are interested to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 11 2021 6:51PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals
This document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of COVID-19 vaccination training programs and reference materials for health care professionals.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 11 2021 6:57PM  
Long-term Care Pharmacies Participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
View this list of long-term care pharmacies enrolled in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Jurisdictions can contact these federal pharmacy partners to request a transfer to allocate vaccines to long-term care facility staff and residents in their communities. Note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates this list regularly.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/30/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 30 2021 4:23PM  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:47AM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:30PM  
CMS Issues News Release Regarding Updates to COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Reimbursement Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance removing barriers to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations, and strengthening requirements that plans and issuers cover diagnostic testing without cost sharing.
Web link    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:41PM  
Vaccine Hesitancy Among Minority Groups
View this video featuring Monika Maxwell, RN, who shares her perspective, as a Hispanic woman in health care, on why minority communities may be hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 02/25/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines
Do you know how to code for administering a COVID-19 vaccine? View this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 02/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:55PM  
Why I Endorse Taking the COVID-19 Vaccines
View this video featuring renowned long-term care practitioner Joleann Beene, RN-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA, CDP, CADDCT, who shares her experience with receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and discusses the importance of all nursing home team members being vaccinated.
Video    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 12:36PM  
Advocating for our Residents: Importance of LTC Staff Taking the COVID-19 Vaccine
View this video featuring Jill Vianco, administrator of Advanced Rehabilitation & Healthcare of Vernon, Texas, discussing the importance of long-term care team members protecting their residents by receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 12:35PM  
The Voice of the Resident in this Year of COVID-19
View this video featuring Carolyn Worley, a resident at Advanced Rehabilitation & Healthcare of Vernon, Texas, who provides a resident's point of view about the importance of all nursing home team members receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 12:36PM  
Enroll in Medicare to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
Health care providers can view this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to learn how to enroll in Medicare to bill for administering COVID-19 vaccines.
Web link    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:56PM  
COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special
This video features writer, actor, producer and director Tyler Perry, who discusses the COVID-19 vaccine with medical experts. The interview includes information about how the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines work, the science and history behind the vaccine development, and the reasons for vaccine hesitancy in people of color.
Video    Date Added: 02/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 12:37PM  
COVID Vaccination for Long-Term Care Facility Health Care Workers: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What If’
View this video featuring Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, TMF Chief Medical Officer, who describes the impacts of COVID-19 in nursing homes and the vaccines that have been released to fight COVID-19 in the U.S.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:02PM  
COVID Vaccination for Long-Term Care Facility Health Care Workers: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What If’
View this video featuring Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, TMF chief medical officer, who discusses the impacts of COVID-19 in nursing homes and the vaccines that have been released to fight COVID-19 in the U.S.
Video    Date Added: 02/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 6:20PM  
CDC Guidance and Information Related to the COVID-19 Vaccines
What do you need to know to get a COVID-19 vaccine? View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for answers to your questions about the vaccine, including where to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 01/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 5:35PM  
CMS Implements New Procedure Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics CMS: Effective January 01, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is implementing 21 new procedure codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10_PCS) for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:59PM