CMS to States: Resume Routine On-site Surveys and Address Backlogged Enforcement Cases

During March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to focus survey efforts toward infection control and complaints that alleged immediate jeopardy (IJ) to patient/resident health and safety, and to limit revisit surveys to those necessary to verify removal of previously identified IJ…