Member Updates

Available to members only, Member Updates are released as needed for emergent issues. These updates are sent via email, but are archived here for future reference.

COVID-19 Updates

Public Health Emergency to End May 11 — Feb. 1, 2023


General Updates

Don’t Miss This Apprenticeship Grant Opportunity – Jan. 16, 2023
2021-2022 HCAM member cost survey – Jan. 5, 2023
HCAM Welcomes New Employees – Jan. 4, 2023
Apprenticeship Opportunities Available – Nov. 8, 2022
HCAM Supports Proposal 1 – Oct. 14, 2022
MCAL Member Update – Retirement Celebration for Linda Lawther – Sept. 6, 2022
HCAM General Membership Meeting – Sept. 1, 2022

Legal/Regulatory

ePOC Automated Notifications Problem – Jan. 19, 2023
CMS Updates Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System – Jan. 19, 2023
CMS Revises SFF Program (SNF) – Oct. 25, 2022
COVID-19 Testing Team LTC Office Hours (SNF/AL) – Oct. 25, 2022
BSC Appoints LTC Division Director (SNF) – Oct. 25, 2022
MDHHS Delays CRF Application Period for FY 23 – Oct. 11, 2022
MDHHS Plans to Change Non-Routine Therapy Prior Authorization – Oct. 11, 2022
HCAM Member Update – Good News!: MDHHS Advances QAS and QMI Payments for September – Sept. 23, 2022
CMS Updates COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers: Nurse Aide Training Competency and Evaluation Requirements (SNF) August 31, 2022
Nursing Home Staffing Study Stakeholder Call on August 29 – August 25, 2022
Regulatory Reform Bill Signed by Governor Whitmer – July 25, 2022
Regulatory Reform Bill Approved by Michigan Legislature (SNF);  – July 1, 2022
CMS Releases Updated Phase 3 Guidance (SNF) – June 30, 2022
Rules Removing CGFNS Exam Requirement Moved by Legislative Committee; TNA to CNA Pathway Legislation Signed by Governor Whitmer; Regulatory Reform Bill Approved by House – May 24, 2022
CMS Issues FY 2023 SNF Proposed Payment Rule – April 14, 2022
Nurse Aide Testing – April 11, 2022
AHCA Update – Next Steps On End of 1135 TNA Waiver – April 7, 2022
CMS Updates Nursing Home Visitation and Testing Guidance – March 12, 2022
Resource on Avoiding Common NHSN Data Reporting Errors – January 12, 2022
2021 State Licensing Survey Waiver Requests – August 6, 2021

Reimbursement

MDHHS to Advance QAS and QMI Payments for First Quarter of FY2023 – Oct. 14, 2022
MDHHS Releases Revised QAAP and QMI Notices – September 28, 2022
HCAM Member Update – Good News!: 2022MDHHS Release QMI Survey Notice – Due Sept 20; MDHHS Notice Regarding COVID Relief Facility – August 25, 2022
MDHHS Updates Recruitment, Retention and Training Grant – Applications Due August 31; Reminder – MDHHS Releases Infection Control Grant Application (SNF)– August 17, 2022
AHCA Summary of FY 2023 SNF Final Payment Rule– August 2, 2022
Legislature Passes Fiscal Year 2023 Budget (SNF/AL)
– July 1, 2022
MDHHS Releases QAS Reconciliations FY 2021 and FY 2020
– Jan. 13, 2022 (second article in link)
MDHHS Releases Process and Forms for Occupancy Payment – Aug. 5, 2021
naviHealth and United Health Care Partnership – Medicare Part A Only – June 7, 2021