CDC NHSN LTCF Weekly Healthcare Personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Page UPDATED (6/22)

Weekly health care personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Long-term care facilities can track weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. June 2022 updates As of June 29, there have been three separate updates, all of which are listed below: …

CMS Press Release and Fact Sheet on Updated Survey Guidance (6/22)

CMS Issues Significant Updates to Improve the Safety and Quality Care for Long-Term Care Residents and Calls for Reducing Room Crowding June 29, 2022 As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s initiative to promote the safety and quality of nursing home care across the country, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) …

CMS Online Training: LTC Regulatory and Interpretive Guidance and Psychosocial Severity Guide Updates – June 2022

Long Term Care Regulatory and Interpretive Guidance and Psychosocial Severity Guide Updates – June 2022 (LTCRIGPSG)  Access here: https://qsep.cms.gov/pubs/CourseMenu.aspx?cid=0CMSLTCRegIG_PSG  OR  https://qsep.cms.gov/ProvidersAndOthers/publictraining.aspx Training Description This course consists of a series of presentations by the Division of Nursing Homes outlining essential topics related to: Clarifications and technical corrections of Phase 2 guidance …

CMS QSO Memo: Revised Long-Term Care Surveyor Guidance Includes Appendix PP Update (6/22)

Revised Long-Term Care Surveyor Guidance: Revisions to Surveyor Guidance for Phases 2 & 3, Arbitration Agreement Requirements, Investigating Complaints & Facility Reported Incidents, and the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide Memo # QSO-22-19-NH Posting Date 2022-06-29 Fiscal Year 2022 Summary Revised Surveyor Guidance: CMS is releasing the following guidance and associated …

Spring 2022 Unified Agenda: Key Upcoming Proposed Rules (6/22)

The CMS regulatory agenda for spring 2022 is available. Find the full agenda here, but three key upcoming rules are highlighted below: Reporting of Crimes Occurring in Federally Funded Long Term Care Facilities and Enforcement Under Section 1150B of the Social Security Act (CMS-3359)  Abstract:This proposed rule would implement federal …

OIG Report: Staff Vaccination Rates (6/22)

An Estimated 91 Percent of Nursing Home Staff Nationwide Received the Required COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, and an Estimated 56 Percent of Staff Nationwide Received a Booster Dose (A-09-22-02003) As of the week ended March 27, 2022, we determined for the 1,000 nursing home staff members in our sample that 884 had …

Appendix B RAI User’s Manual/State RAI Coordinators Contact List Updated (6/22)

The June update of Appendix B to the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, MDS Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and CMS locations and contacts. To ensure accurate formatting, use a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF. Web-based or mobile browser plug-ins …

CMS Memos QSO-22-17-ALL and QSO-22-18-ALL: Surveys for Compliance With COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Requirements, plus Surveyor Vaccination Requirements (6/22)

Memo # QSO-22-17-ALL Surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care StaffVaccination Requirements Posting Date 2022-06-14 Fiscal Year 2022 Summary • Survey oversight of the staff vaccination requirement for Medicare and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers will continue to be performed during initial and recertification surveys, but will now only be …

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers List Updated (6/22)

You can read the blanket waivers for COVID-19 in the List of Blanket Waivers (PDF) UPDATED (6/16/2022). From https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

LTCSP Survey Resources: Surveyor Tools Updated (6/22)

This ZIP file contains resources for surveyors conducting initial surveys under the Long-term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). It is a one-stop shop containing a multitude of reference materials that are provided to the surveyors going into facilities, including, for example, a document detailing their principles of documentation, a document showing …