Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to LTC Facility Testing Requirements

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

CMS issued a revised QSO-20-38-NH Memorandum on Friday, September 23, 2022.

The first revision is found on page 3 of the 10-page Memorandum:

Instruct facility staff, regardless of their vaccination status, to report any of the following criteria to occupational health or another point of contact designated by the facility so they can be properly managed:

o a positive viral test for SARS-CoV-2,

o symptoms of COVID-19, or

o a higher-risk exposure to someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection

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