Skilled nursing facilities (SNF)s are encouraged to enroll in the ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network, an interactive community-of-practice network that aims to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety and infection control. SNFs are eligible to receive a $6000 payment for participation in the program, which will be launching across the nation the week of November 9th. Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and the Stanford School of Medicine are partnering to deliver this program, which is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). A minimum of two staff members must participate in weekly Zoom sessions for 13 out of the 16 weeks to be eligible for the $6,000 payment. Weekly sessions will provide practical information, skills, and resources needed to protect residents and staff from COVID-19, and a minimum of two staff members must participate in weekly Zoom sessions for 13 out of the 16 weeks to be eligible for the $6,000 payment. Interested SNFs must sign up at echonursinghome.stanford.edu by November 3.
For additional information, refer to this FAQ document.