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April 9, 2020 - State Requirements and Guidance for Creating COVID-19 LTCFs

See the attached document from FSSA providing additional guidance and other information including:

  • Enhanced Medicaid rate for COVID-19 dedicated facilities

  • A Medicaid increase for all long-term care facilities

    • The Medicaid Increases applicable for the duration of the public health emergency and an appropriate, to-be-determined transition period afterward.

  • Waivers

  • Liability Protection

  • Data Support

  • Testing

  • Training

  • PPE

  • Qualifications for Support

Please carefully review the attached document.

Latest information from ISDH – April 8, 2020

Click link below.

ISDH Requirement to Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results begins April 10, 2020

Effective April 10, 2020, long-term care facilities are REQUIRED to report positive COVID-19 test to ISDH within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of a positive result,  This applies to the following:

  • All Patients and/or Residents

  • All Employees

Also, all long-term care facilities are required to report ANY COVID-19 related deaths or suspected COVID-19 related deaths of patients, residents and/or employees to ISDH with twenty-four (24) hours of a facility’s knowledge of the death in a manner prescribed by ISDH.  Details regarding how to report the required information were not included in the order.  According to the ISDH web conference today at noon, ISDH indicated that COVID-19 positive test results and deaths be reported using the Incident Reporting System.  This can be done using the Gateway or email to .

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