Infection Control Distribution is to be spent for costs associated with COVID-19
HHS distributed an initial $2.5 billion of the Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution funding on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Eligible nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities received a per-facility payment of $10,000 plus a per-bed payment of $1,450 in the first round of this distribution.
The Infection Control Distribution is to be spent for costs associated with administering COVID-19 testing for both staff and residents; reporting COVID-19 test results to local, state, or federal governments; hiring staff to provide patient care or administrative support; incurring expenses to improve infection control, including activities such as implementing infection control “mentorship” programs with subject matter experts, or changes made to physical facilities; and providing additional services to residents, such as technology that permits residents to connect with their families if the families are not able to visit in person.
Just like the other Provider Payment Relief payments, providers will have 90 days from receipt of payment to attest to the terms and conditions. The terms and conditions were wrongly placed under the link for the 2.5 billion SNF distribution.
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