Issue: NYSCAL News 2-24-2021

Published on February 24, 2021

Articles in this issue:

ACHA/NCAL New Website dedicated to the Provider Relief Fund

Author: Linda O'Connell

AHCA/NCAL has a new webpage dedicated to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and Quality Incentive Payments (QIP) that has resources and information on Frequently Asked Questions, Reporting Requirements, and other important information.

NH/ACF Weekly Staff Testing Survey (Week 41)

Author: Linda O'Connell

DOH has finalized the Week 41 NH/ACF Staff Testing Survey.  There are no substantive changes to the survey questions for this week. 

The Week 41 survey was released (via IHAN alert through HCS) this morning at 9am.  As always, the survey will close promptly Thursday, 2/25 at 5pm.

All facilities will still receive the normal IHAN alerts:

  1. Wednesday, February 24, 2021: 9am message with link to the survey; and
  2. Thursday, February 25, 2021: 12pm reminder that survey will close at 5pm.

 Please be reminded:

  1. If you do not complete the survey, you will not receive Test Kits or PPE from NYS for the upcoming testing period.
  2. If you do not receive a confirmation email, then the system did not log your survey submission.
    1. Most respondents who do not receive confirmation emails have misspelled their email address in the survey.
    2. If resubmitting, refresh the webpage and re-enter the survey information.
    3. If problems persist, email DOH ASAP.

 If you have any questions, DOH is ready to help.  Please email either or as soon as a question or an issue appears, so that they can troubleshoot the problem.

DOH COVID-19 UPDATE: Health Care Provider Webinar – February 25 from 1-2 PM

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

Please join the NYS Department of Health Thursday, February 25th at 1 - 2 PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. 

To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH COVID website for providers:

Audio number and code: 844-512-2950 Access code 7413229#


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Now Approved for NAB Credit! 18th Annual Social Service & Activities Conference, A Virtual Event

Author: * Published in Education

Registration is open for the 18th Annual Social Service & Activities Conference... A Virtual Event. Now Approved for LNHA & ALAs for 8 CEUs! Don't miss out on this great educational opportunity. Our 4 week conference will begin Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  This year we are pleased to welcome back Dr. Francis Battisti and Ms. Kate Hanley. Hot topics include: The Why of Work; Dementia Care; Resiliency and the Power of Connections.

Register prior to March 1st to be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!

Click here for more details and registration options. 

Save the Date! 72nd Annual Conference...A Virtual Event

Author: * Published in Education

Upcoming Webinar Opportunities

Author: * Published in Education

Join NYSHFA | NYSCAL for one or more of our upcoming webinar opportunities. 

Personal Resilience During the Time of the Pandemic: Strategies for Your Employee
March 26, 2021
Presented by Dr. Robert Figlerski

Food Safety Considerations in the Long-Term Care Setting 
April 6, 2021
Presented by Kelly Hellberg, MS, RD, CDN, Consultant, CMS Compliance Group, Inc.

Abuse Prevention: Two Part Series
Part I: April 16, 2021
Part I: April 23, 2021
Presented by Ms. Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

Click here for full program details and registration options.