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Regulatory & Clinical

An Ever-Present Regulatory & Clinical Resource

In the ever-changing environment of regulatory and clinical affairs, you deserve an ever-present regulatory and clinical resource. IHCA/INCAL can help.

CMS Final Rule Removes COVID-19 Testing and Staff Vaccination Requirements

On May 31, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule“Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Changes to the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements; Additional Policy and Regulatory Changes to the Requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs-IID) to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Offer Vaccinations to Residents, Clients, and Staff; Policy and Regulatory Changes to the Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements.”

This rule will be effective 60 days after it is published in the federal register on June 5, 2023. 

Regulatory Toolkits

We partnered with Proactive Medical Review to develop comprehensive toolkits to equip  long-term care providers with informative toolkits that include several important resources and checklists on various topics related to regulatory and clinical operations at their facility.

COVID-19 Outbreak Response Toolkit

This toolkit that is designed to help long-term care facilities prepare and swiftly respond to COVID-19 outbreaks.  The toolkit includes several important resources and checklists that outline the steps that need to be taken in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility.


Fit Testing Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to guide the facility to implement the components of a Respiratory Protection Program that meets OSHA requirements, and addresses the evaluation, training, testing, and monitoring criteria needed for a successful facility system.


Personal Protective Equipment Conservation Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to assist facilities in monitoring PPE consumption and implementing appropriate conservation techniques.


Improving Compliance and Residential Care

Whether you operate a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living community, IHCA/INCAL provides information and services aimed at improving compliance and residential care.

Licensure, Survey & Certification

Assistance with state licensure, federal requirements of participation, life safety code, payroll-based journal, and more.

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Clinical Systems and Programs

Assistance with Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), memory care, infection control, preventable readmissions, and more.

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Member Services

Access on-site and telephonic assistance with survey readiness, plan of correction and IDR guidance, and custom training & presentations.

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