CMS to Require COVID Tests for Hospice Staff Visiting Nursing Home

POSTED ON MONDAY, September 7, 2020

CMS issued an interim final rule requiring hospice staff visiting nursing homes be subject to COVID testing at a rate determined by the number of cases in their area.

“As the health care community establishes and implements recommended infection prevention and control practices, regulatory agencies operating under appropriate waiver authority granted by the public health emergency for COVID-19 are also working to revise and implement regulations that support these health care community infection prevention and treatment practices,” CMS indicated in the rule. “Based on the current and projected increases in the COVID-19 incidence rates in the US, observed fatalities in the older adult population, and the impact on health workers who are at increased risk due to treating special populations, it is CMS’ belief that certain regulations should be reviewed and revised as appropriate to offer additional flexibilities in furnishing and providing services to combat the [public health emergency] for COVID-19.”

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