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ALERT: CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations (March 10, 2021)

For additional details on the revised nursing home visitation guidance released 03/10/2021, visit here: https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/nursing-home-visitation-covid-19-revised

The CMS press release on this revised nursing home visitation guidance can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-updates-nursing-home-guidance-revised-visitation-recommendations

A Fact Sheet can be found here:  https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-updates-nursing-home-guidance-revised-visitation-recommendations

ALERT: CMS Guidelines for Nursing Facilities and ICF/IIDs.

QSO 20-39-NH – Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

QSO 20-38-NH – Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

QSO 21-14-ICF/IID – ICF/IID Guidelines

CMS FAQ on Visitation

CMS LOA Alert

Also – March 3 Advisory Memo from DPSQA/OLTC re: Visitation Guidance

ALERT: CMS Releases Revised Criteria for Conducting Focused Infection Control Surveys and Survey FAQs

CMS has released updated guidance on the frequency of focused infection control (FIC) surveys as well as providing frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding health, emergency preparedness (EP), and life safety code (LSC) surveys. (01/04/2021)

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ALERT: CMS Adds Six New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes Effective January 1, 2021

In an off-cycle update to the 2021 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines posted in December in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) implemented six new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), effective January 1, 2021.

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