Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Visit this website daily for the latest information that AHCA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns arise with the emerging coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, we are working with our state partners, including Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Human Services to ensure nursing centers receive necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

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The PPE survey is closed. Additional responses are not required at this time. Please email if you have questions regarding PPE.


ALERT: CMS Releases Revised Criteria for Conducting Focused Infection Control Surveys and Survey FAQs

CMS has released updated guidance on the frequency of focused infection control (FIC) surveys as well as providing frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding health, emergency preparedness (EP), and life safety code (LSC) surveys. (01/04/2021)

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ALERT: CMS Adds Six New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes Effective January 1, 2021

In an off-cycle update to the 2021 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines posted in December in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) implemented six new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), effective January 1, 2021.

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ALERT: Requirements for Facilities to Expand Visitation, Activities, and Communal Dining – REVISED

December 23, 2020

Click here to read full directive for SNFs, ALFs, RCFs, and ICFs. (Revised 12/23/2020)

Reminder – Staffing Waiver requests must be emailed to DHS at See page 8 of directive for complete instruction.

ALERT: #GetVaccinated

Click here to access vaccine information and resources.

ALERT: Holiday Guidance for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities and Residents' Families and Representatives

November 20, 2020

Click here to read full guidance for SNFs, ALFs, RCFs, and ICFs.


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