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CMS Issues Revised Quality Safety and Oversight Memo (QSO-21-14-ICF-IID)

Last updated on 6/7/2021

The Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-21-14-ICF-IID-PRTF (PDF) was revised by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The revised memo includes the impact of COVID-19 vaccination, including:

  • Adding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of a fully vaccinated person.
  • Directing facilities to the current CDC guidance for information on indoor visitation.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is developing new emergency rules. When the rules are adopted, long-term care providers will be notified by provider letter and