To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio, President
Re: COVID-19 Updates: First Surveillance Testing Report Due Tomorrow; CHIA Voluntary Survey
Date: July 30, 2020 Afternoon Edition
Reminder: First Surveillance Testing Period Reporting Due July 31st by 12:00 PM
As a reminder, data for the first staff surveillance testing period (July 23 – July 30) is due on Friday, July 31st by 12:00pm, even if your facility is on a bi-weekly testing regimen. To submit data for the new period, please use the original survey link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5678159/covid-nf-surveillance.
You should only use the link in your confirmation email to update already-submitted data. This link to update data will be different for each week’s submission. Please remember to use these unique links to update any pending test results within two business days of receiving them; in accordance with AB 20-69, tests must have the result of positive, negative, or inconclusive to be eligible for testing payments. If you do not receive a confirmation email, or if you have any other questions, please contact CHIA at CHIANursingFacilityData@MassMail.State.MA.US.
CHIA Voluntary Survey on COVID-19 Testing Experience
CHIA is inviting facilities to participate in a voluntary survey about their experience with COVID-19 testing. As CHIA seeks better long-term solutions that would improve data quality and reduce the reporting burden on SNFs, this voluntary 5 minute survey (link below) asks about the current state of your facility’s test ordering, resulting, and reporting — all information that will immensely help inform future solutions. The survey will remain open through next Friday, August 7th. To participate in this voluntary survey, please click this link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5741958/NF-Testing-Process-and-Technology