Two (2) QSO Memorandums Posted Regarding End of PHE for NHs 

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

CMS posted QSO-20-38-NH on announce the termination of this QSO on May 11, 2023.

Effective 05/11/2023, this memo is no longer in effect. Testing for COVID-19 should be conducted by following accepted national standards, such as CDC recommendations. Noncompliance related to COVID-19 testing will be cited at F-tag 880. More information on the requirements regarding the identification of infections and communicable diseases can be found in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual, F880 (42 CFR §483.80(a)(1) and §483.80(a)(2)(i)).

All 10 pages of this QSO Memorandum show an EXPIRED watermark – something we rarely experience.

Also posted on May 8, 2023 is Revised QSO-20-39-NH.

As you review this QSO, watch for the red ink throughout the Memorandum.  Pages 8-11 are the updated FAQs regarding NH visitation.