The world’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response is rapidly evolving daily. As a national provider of real estate solutions for disability providers, Scioto Properties is affiliated with many associations and resources of information that may be informative to providers. We would like to share tips, information, and resources that you may find useful. This page is NOT meant to be a comprehensive source for information, please contact your local agencies for information in your state. (Last update, April 3, 2020)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes recent updates, information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), prevention tips and guidelines.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Please see the Treasury links below:
Download the Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act. 4/1/2020
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
The ANCOR Association website ANCOR COVID-19 Resource Center is an excellent resource of timely information for I/DD Providers. Updated daily.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief related to COVID-19.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late Monday (3/23/2020) approved 11 new state Medicaid waivers, opening the door for emergency solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic — from the elimination of prior authorization requirements to the potential provision of care at unlicensed facilities. Emergency Medicaid Waivers Expand to 13 States
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an additional two state Medicaid waiver requests under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (Act), to ensure states have the necessary tools to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The total number of approved Section 1135 waivers for states is now forty. (4/2/2020)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Healthcare Programs is canceling or postponing inspections or other site visits and in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case at a HUD-insured facility. To know what steps Owners and Operators should take to protect residents, staff, and the community – The Office of Healthcare Programs for the Federal Housing Administration has put together questions and answers document for external stakeholders around Coronavirus (COVID-19). HUD.gov
Administration for Community Living (ACL) COVID-19 information for older adults and people with disabilities. If you need help finding services in your community, the Eldercare Locator can help. Visit https://eldercare.acl.gov/ or call 1-800-677-1116. 3/31/2020
During the COVID-19 national emergency, which also constitutes a nationwide public health emergency, covered health care providers subject to the HIPAA Rules may seek to communicate with patients and provide telehealth services, through remote communications technologies. HHS.gov
State Information for Disability Providers:
ANCOR State Tracker: A listing by state of actions and guidance from state health agencies, state developmental disability agencies, and state agencies in response to Covid-19. Updated regularly when new information is available.
CDC Information for Facilities:
The National Adult Day Program Association (NADSA) has created a Corona Virus Facebook page where you can ask questions and share information. There is also a public page with information and links for Day Program providers on the NADSA website. 4/2/2020
Information for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs):
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a free COVID-19 tool kit for Direct Support Professionals with self-care information and additional resources for individuals. 4/3/2020
Cleaning and disinfecting your facility – Tips from the CDC 4/2/2020
We will continue to monitor the news and any reports or requirements from the CDC and local, state and federal governments. Our focus, dedication, and support are unwavering as we navigate these unique times.