Abbott BinaxNOW Test Cards Being Sent to Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Abbott BinaxNOW Test Cards Being Sent to Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

We have been hearing from multiple members that they are receiving emails from HHS letting them know they will be receiving Abbott BinaxNOW test cards.  We originally heard these would be for assisted living facilities, as well as SNFs in red and yellow hot zones.  Members who are receiving these emails are not in the red zones and already have a BD machine.

Along with the Abbott delivery is an invoice. Abbott has said this was a mistake, there should not be an invoice with the test cards, and you are not required to pay for these cards. 

If you are an Assisted Living and you plan on using these test cards, you will need to have a CLIA waiver to run these tests, and you will need to be doing the HHS reporting as well..  If you do not have a CLIA waiver, please reach out to DOH to start the process.

Medical Test Site (MTS) Credentialing

360-236-4700 Fax: 360-236-4918

 

Questions?

Contact:

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

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September 16, 2020