Vorys (Ohio/Texas): CMS Publishes Anticipated Rules for Reporting of COVID-19 Cases by Nursing Homes

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 05.05.2020 – On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) that, among other things, adds new COVID-19-related reporting requirements to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for long-term care facilities (LTCFs).  According to the IFC, these requirements will become effective upon publication of the IFC in the Federal Register (expected to occur May 8, 2020); however, sources within the industry suggest that CMS is looking for facilities to come into compliance immediately. MORE.

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