AHCA Update: Guidance on Accepting Admissions from Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Purpose: The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to long term care facilities (SNFs and ALs) to determine when making decisions about accepting hospital discharges to LTC facilities. The decision-making and guidance are revised from March 20. The revisions are based on new evidence from CDC but may change as new data becomes available, the prevalence of COVID19 varies in communities, hospital surge increases, or state officials issue additional orders. It is likely state public health officials may issue state or regional specific guidance that supersedes this guidance.