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CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

June 21, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

CMS Issues New QSO on Staff Vaccination and How Surveyors Will Survey Against It

QSO 22-17-ALL updates how State Survey Agencies will survey for compliance with COVID-19 staff vaccination.

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June 14, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

CMS QSO: Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements
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June 7, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

CMS Confirms Deadline for Completion of Nurse Aide In-Service Training Following 1135 Waiver Termination

Nurse aides will have 12 months following the termination of the 1135 waiver on June 6th (until June 2023) to complete the annually required 12 hours of in-service training.

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May 31, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

1135 Waiver Expiration Reminder

Federal waivers set to expire June 6, 2022.

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May 16, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

Reminder on CMS Staff Vaccination Matrix

Under federal regulation F888, CMS is requiring all nursing homes to complete the Staff Vaccination Matrix upon entry of the survey team.

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May 10, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

Reminder to Nursing Homes: CMS 1135 Blanket COVID-19 Waivers Expiring

Waivers of in-person physician visits, prohibitions on physician delegation, in-person resident meetings, QAPI scope, discharge planning information sharing, and clinical record sharing expired on May 7th. The CNA training and certification waiver will expire on June 6th, along with the CNA in-service training waiver, paid feeding assistant training waiver, and various Life Safety Code and physical environment waivers.

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April 11, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

CMS Announces Termination of COVID-19 Emergency Waivers

The waivers will be terminated in two groups – the first group will terminate on May 7, 2022, and the second group on June 6, 2022. The TNA waiver will end on June 6th, and TNAs will have four months from June 6th to become certified. Other waivers that will terminate include waivers involving physician delegation and telehealth in lieu of in-person physician visits, resident group meetings, in-service training, certain Life Safety Code and physical environment requirements, and more.

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April 7, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers
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March 14, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

CMS Releases New Visitation and Testing Guidance

The new guidance memoranda replace the term “vaccinated” with “up-to-date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses” and delete the term “unvaccinated.” This change has implications for in-room visits with roommates, staff screening testing, and quarantine requirements.

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March 10, 2022

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes

Revised CMS Nursing Home Testing Guidance
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