CMS’ COVID-Related QSO Memos Applicable to Nursing Facilities

06/11/2021 ►

LINK:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions

Memo Number Posting Date Fiscal Year
Interim Final Rule – COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Requirements for Residents and Staff QSO-21-19-NH 2021-05-11 2021
Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements and Revised COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool QSO-20-38-NH REVISED 2021-04-27 2021
Updates to Long-Term Care (LTC) Emergency Regulatory Waivers issued in response to COVID-19 QSO-21-17-NH 2021-04-08 2021
Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM) QSO-21-15-ALL 2021-03-26 2021
Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 (REVISED) QSO-20-39-NH REVISED 2021-03-10 2021
New Platform for Submissions of 1135 Waiver Requests and Inquiries – Go Live QSO-21-11-ALL 2021-01-11 2021
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Laboratories Surveyor Guidance for New and Modified CLIA Requirements Related to SARS-CoV-2 Test Result Reporting QSO-21-10-CLIA 2021-01-08 2021
Updates to the Nursing Home Compare website and Five Star Quality Rating System QSO-21-06-NH 2020-12-04 2021
Compliance with Residents’ Rights Requirement related to Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Vote QSO-21-02-NH 2020-10-05 2021
Guidance related to the Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercise Requirements- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) QSO-20-41-ALL 2020-09-28 2020
Categorical Waiver – Corrugated Medical Tubing QSO-20-40-LSC 2020-09-24 2020
Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 QSO-20-39 2020-09-17 2020
Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Updating Requirements for Reporting of SARS-CoV-2 Test Results by (CLIA) of 1988 Laboratories, and Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency QSO-20-37-CLIA,NH 2020-08-26 2020
Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements and Revised COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool QSO-20-38-NH 2020-08-26 2020
Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization QSO-20-35-ALL 2020-08-17 2020
Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, Frequently Asked Questions, and Access to Ombudsman (REVISED) QSO-20-28-NH REVISED 2020-07-09 2020
Changes to Staffing Information and Quality Measures Posted on the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency QSO 20-34-NH 2020-06-25 2020
Posting of Nursing Home Inspections QSO 20-33-NH 2020-06-04 2020
Release of COVID-19 Nursing Home Data QSO 20-32-NH 2020-06-04 2020
COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes QSO-20-31-All REVISED 2020-06-01 2020
Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials QSO-20-30-NH 2020-05-18 2020
Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes QSO-20-29-NH 2020-05-06 2020
Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, and Frequently Asked Questions QSO-20-28-NH 2020-04-24 2020
Upcoming Requirements for Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 (or COVID-19 Persons under Investigation) Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes QSO-20-26-NH 2020-04-19 2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios QSO-20-25-NH 2020-04-13 2020
Prioritization of Survey Activities QSO-20-20-All 2020-03-23 2020
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes (REVISED) QSO-20-14-NH REVISED 2020-03-13 2020
Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel QSO-20-17-All 2020-03-10 2020
Suspension of Survey Activities QSO-20-12-All 2020-03-04 2020
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes QSO-20-14-NH 2020-03-04 2020
Release of Additional Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 20-11-NH 2020-02-14 2020
Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV) 20-09-ALL 2020-02-06 2020

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