The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has revised Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-20-38-NH (PDF).
The memo includes the following key updates:
- Revised COVID-19 staff testing is based on the facility’s county level of community transmission instead of the county test positivity rate. The frequency of testing has also been updated.
- Facilities now have two options to conduct outbreak testing:
- Contact tracing
- Broad-based testing approach