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Analysis of CMS Interim Final Rule on Nursing Home Staff Testing Requirements

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By Patrick Formato


On August 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued an Interim Final Rule that revises the regulations for long term care facilities and other providers. This rule establishes new requirements for COVID-19 testing of staff and residents at long term care facilities.


The regulations are effective immediately upon there publication at the Office of the Federal Register. CMS did not establish a specific frequency for COVID-19 testing in the rule, but listed potential criteria that may be contemplated and addressed once the regulations are published.


Here is an FAQ addressing the new CMS testing requirements for Nursing Home staff and residents.


The healthcare attorneys at Abrams Fensterman, LLP 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., or any other attorney in our health law practice group.

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