Policy and Memos to State and Regions - Location of all QSO memos. Includes various topics including COVID, Infection Control, and other long-term care guidance.
Staff Vaccination and Regulatory Compliance.
This memorandum replaces memoranda QSO 22-07-ALL Revised, and QSO 22-09-ALL Revised, and QSO 22-11-ALL Revised to consolidate the information into a single memorandum. The guidance in this memorandum applies to all states.
|QSO-22-25 -CLIA-Rescinded (10/07/22)||10/07/22 CMS Rescinds December 7, 2020, Enforcement Discretion for the Use of SARS-CoV-2 Tests on Asymptomatic Individuals Outside of the Test’s Instructions for Use (RESCINDED)|
|QSO-22-08-NH (01/07/22)||01/07/22 Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Weekend Staffing Levels to be reported on Care Compare.|
|QSO-22-04-ALL (12/02/21)||CMS suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the vaccination mandate for staff working in Medicare or Medicaid certified facilities due to court-ordered injunctions in place prohibiting enforcement of this provision.|
|QSO-22-02-ALL (11/12/21)||Steps to assist State Survey Agencies in addressing the backlog of complaint and recertification surveys and increasing oversight in nursing homes to allow a more focused review of quality-of-life and quality-of-care concerns.|
|QSO-21-14-ICF/IID-PRTF-Revised (06/03/21)||Provides guidance on ways an ICF/IID and PRTF can more safely facilitate in-person visitation and address the psychosocial needs of clients/residents.|
||Interim Final Rule New requirements for educating residents or resident representatives and staff regarding the benefits and potential side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and offering the vaccine. LTC facilities must report COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutics treatment information to NHSN. CMS will post the new information reported to the NHSN on CMS’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Data website.|
QSO-20-39-NH Revised (09/23/22)
Nursing Home Visitation FAQs (09/23/22)
Nursing Home Visitation - COVID-19 (REVISED)
QSO-20-38-NH Revised (Revised 09/23/22)
|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|
|QSO-20-37-CLIA (08/26/20)||Updated Reporting Requirements|
|QSO-20-35-ALL (08/17/20)||Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization|
|QSO-20-29-NH (05/06/20)||NH Interim Final Rule Updating for Notification of Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Cases of Residents & Staff in NH, REVISED Survey Tools, NEW Ftags-F884 & F885, FAQ|
|QSO-20-28-NH (04/24/20)||Five Star Rating System Updates, NH Staff Counts, FAQ|
|QSO-20-26-NH (04/19/20)||Upcoming Requirements for Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 (or COVID-19 Persons under Investigation) Among Residents and Staff in NH|
|QSO-20-25-NH (04/13/20)||Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) LTC Transfer Scenarios|
|COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance (04/02/20)||Guidance on PPE, screening and cohorting – (04/02/20)|
|QSO-20-23- (03/30/20) ICF.IID&PRTF||Guidelines for Limiting the Transmission of COVID-19 in ICF/IIDs & PRTFs, Blanket Waivers, Combining Residents, Staffing, Visitors, Transferring & Admitting|
|QSO-20-20- (03/20/20) All-Survey Prioritization Final||Complaint, Targeted Infection Control & Self-Assessment|
|QSO-20-14-NH (03/13/20) Revised||Guidance for Infection Control & Prevention of Coronavirus2019 (COVID-19) in NH (Revised) including: Revised Visitation, Limiting Transmission of COVID-19 for NH, Dining, Activities, PPE|