Infection Control

Nov 9, 2020
The House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) on May 15, 2020, and an updated version on Sept. Both bills included the COVID-19 Every Worker First Protection Act of 2020, which would require new Occupational Safety and…
Nov 5, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommended practices to prevent and control infection in health care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Oct 29, 2020
Over 10,000 eligible nursing homes, or 76% of the field, will receive a portion of $333 million in COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds for meeting infection control and mortality criteria in effect from August through September.
Oct 20, 2020
A report highlighting key findings from STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) - a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aimed at improving infection control practices and strengthening health care-associated infection…
Jun 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented several new infection control actions to combat COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Apr 27, 2020
CMS last week updated its infection control guidance for home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid and for religious non-medical health care institutions participating in Medicare.
Apr 22, 2020
AHA featured in numerous media publications.
Apr 9, 2020
This report provides an overview of links to models that can help organizations address COVID-19 case projections and capacity planning, community vulnerability mapping and case mapping. The report provides links to 11 COVID-19 models and provides an overview of each tool’s capabilities and the…
Apr 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its infection prevention and control guidance for health care facilities, and posted a form for reporting patients under investigation for COVID-19 infection
Mar 18, 2020
CMS released COVID-19 infection control guidance for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations, noting that there may be circumstances where a PACE organization may need to implement strategies that do not fully comply with CMS PACE program requirements.