Implementing CMS COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Long-Term Care

Published: 09/14/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with comment period on August 25, 2020 establishing Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements for Staff and Residents. The rule requires LTC facilities to test residents and staff, including individuals providing services under arrangement and volunteers, for COVID-19.

A new CMS memorandum provides guidance for facilities to implement the COVID-19 testing requirements. LTC facilities are now required

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