CMS Issues Addition Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Testing

The Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a revised QSO -20-41-All memo to provide additional guidance and clarifications on the emergency preparedness standard for testing requirements due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). If a provider experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that…

COVID-19 Nursing Home Facility Info for Home Health & Hospice

The Quality, Safety and Oversight (QSO) group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a memo to nursing homes that is of interest to hospice and home health  providers.  Specifically, QSO-20-29-NH Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes,…