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Following on previous updates concerning COVID-19 Ready Status and the designation of that status in EMResources, we encourage you to update EMResources and plan for ongoing maintenance of that designation. Indiana’s hospitals have been heavy users of EMResources and view it as a go-to and accurate database of health care system capabilities and needs. As hospitals search for post-acute capacity IHCA has worked with Indiana hospitals, the Indiana Hospital Association, and IDOH to triage urgent placement needs. Hospitals often go to EMResources first, or early, in their process to find placement during times of high COVID-19 demand.
IDOH continues to get reports from Indiana hospitals that nursing facilities are not accepting COVID-19 patients even through the facility is reporting COVID-19 Ready in EMResources. We recommend the following actions:
Facilities could be removed from the COVID-19 Ready Status and the Reimbursement.
Log into EMResources and check you reporting status today. Click here for EMResources guidance.