Client Alert: CMS Interim Final Rule on Nursing Home Staff Testing Requirements


By Patrick Formato, Barbara Phair, Frank Mazzagatti and Jonathan Rogoff

On September 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published new regulations for long term care facilities and other providers. These regulations establish new requirements for COVID-19 testing of staff and residents at long term care facilities and are applicable for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”).

These regulations also establish new requirements for all CLIA laboratories to report COVID–19 test results to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) in such form and manner, and at such timing and frequency, as the Secretary may prescribe during the PHE. The effective date of the regulations is September 2, 2020.

The regulations can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-02/pdf/2020-19150.pdf

The healthcare attorneys at Abrams Fensterman are committed to providing you with the most current and accurate information and guidance during this COVID-19 pandemic. Should you have questions, feel free to contact Patrick Formato, Esq., Barbara Stegun Phair, Esq., Frank A. Mazzagatti, Esq., Jonathan Rogoff, Esq., or any other attorney in our health law practice group.

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