Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS posted an updated QSO-21-17 … Updates to Long-Term Care (LTC) Emergency Regulatory Waivers Issued in Response to COVID-19 on May 10, 2021.
I blogged on the original posting of this QSO on April 8, 2021. May 10, 2021 was the effective end date of those 4 emergency waivers. The updated QSO’s Memorandum Summary is unchanged.
What did change with the May 10, 2021 update of this QSO is this:
The original April 8, 2021 QSO said this:
A comprehensive care plan has never been required within seven (7) days of admission to the facility – always seven days after the comprehensive MDS is completed.
CMS is clarifying/correcting their misspeak.