Health Care Alert: CMS Issues QSO Explaining Interim Final Rule on Reporting of COVID-19 Cases by Nursing Homes

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As set forth in our prior Health Care Alert, on April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an Interim Final Rule that added new COVID-19-related reporting requirements to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for long-term care facilities.  On May 6, 2020, CMS issued Quality, Safety, and Oversight (QSO) letter 20-29-NH, explaining the Interim Final Rule’s new COVID-19 reporting and notification requirements.  The QSO provided important clarifications, including the following:  

Please also note that this reporting is only required for nursing homes. 

Please refer to the QSO letter for more detailed information. 

If you have questions about the new reporting rules or their impact on your organization, please contact Suzanne Scrutton, Robin Amicon, or your regular Vorys attorney.

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