Skilled Nursing CMP Grant Opportunity – Ventilation Aids

Skilled Nursing CMP Grant Opportunity – Ventilation Aids

CMS recently approved additional funding to support improved air quality in nursing homes.  Previously, facilities were authorized to request up to $3,000 for in-person visitation aids (e.g., tents or other shelter for outdoor visitation and/or clear dividers) including installation, installation materials, and shipping costs for in-person visitation aids.  Facilities may now request up to an additional $3,000 for in-person visitation aids (e.g., indoor portable fans, indoor portable air cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA, H-13 or -14) filters to increase or improve air quality) and shipping costs for the in-person visitation aids.  Please be sure you carefully review the revised application and updated FAQs (below) prior to submitting the application. 

COVID-19_In-Person Visitation Application FAQ

COVID-19_In-Person Visitation Application Template

Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, epidemiologist and recent guest on LeadingAge National’s Coronavirus Policy Update, outlines the importance of ventilation and filtration in the below article.

The power of ventilation and filtration

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
11c: 425-231-4804

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May 11, 2022