CMS Memo: QSO-20-38-NH: Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements (Revised 9-23-22)

CMS has issued updated visitation guidance to reflect the new CDC guidance related to routine testing of staff. Routine screening testing of asymptomatic staff is no longer recommended but may be performed at the discretion of the facility.

Testing is not necessary for asymptomatic people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the prior 30 days. Testing should be considered for those who have recovered in the prior 31-90 days.

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