LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

CDC and CMS Issue Revised Guidance 

The CDC and CMS released revised guidance Sept. 10 (linked under references at end of article) including testing for residents and staff, universal source control and PPE, quarantine and general infection control and prevention measures.  LAI has incorporated the different documents and summarized the revised guidelines below grouped by subject for ease of processing:  

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HHS Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in Provider Relief Funds  

Applications will open starting September 29, 2021 for Phase 4 of Provider Relief Funds from the American Rescue Plan.  Providers who serve rural Medicaid, CHIP or Medicare patients are eligible to receive a portion of $8.5 billion and an additional $17 billion for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.  For information on eligibility requirements, documents and information needed to complete the application visit this website