March 24, 2020

CMS released QSO-20-20-ALL. It provides guidance for the suspension of routine survey activity in certified providers. Certified providers include nursing homes, ICFs, home health agencies and hospices. The guidance includes two checklists, one for long-term care providers (NFs) and one for non-LTC providers. Surveyors can use these checklists. Providers can also use them to assess compliance with infection control regulations.