CMS COVID-19 Infection Control for Psychiatric and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

QSO-21-07-Psych Hospital, PRTF & ICF/IID was issued December 17, 2020.  [COVID-19 Infection Control for Psychiatric and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID)]

The first 3 pages of this 15-page document is the QSO memorandum followed 12 pages of FAQs relating to these topics:

  • Addressing Refusal or Reluctance to COVID-19 Modifications
  • Supports for Successful Discharge and Transfer
  • Discharges/Transitions to a Community Provider
  • Challenging Behaviors, and Seclusion and Restraint
  • Seclusion and Restraint Resources
  • Medicaid and Other Federal Resources
  • Staff Training and Environmental Modifications
  • Behavioral Health Resources

Additional resources are available as well on the last 2 pages of the QSO.