Verbiage Clarification for QSO-21-17 -> Four Emergency Waivers Ending

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.