CMS Announces New COVID-19 Related Requirements for Nursing Homes, Laboratories and Hospitals

Published: 08/26/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced regulatory changes for nursing homes, laboratories, and hospitals.  According to CMS, nursing homes are now required to test staff and offer testing to residents for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Laboratories and nursing homes using point-of-care testing devices will be required to report diagnostic test results as required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The new rules also require hosp

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