New CMS COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

By: Sarah Wilson | 09.01.2020

  On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly filed an unpublished Rule related to COVID-19 testing requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. The Final Rule is scheduled for publication on September 2, 2020 and will go into effect immediately. CMS issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors on Read…

Updated Guidance and FAQs for Phased Easing of Restrictions for Iowa Long-Term Care Facilities Released

By: BrownWinick | 06.15.2020

  The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) has updated the Iowa Guidance on Phased Easing of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities (Guidelines). They have also issued an accompanying FAQ document which clarifies the guidance as it applies to long-term care facilities, and answers some questions related Read…

Guidelines Issued for the Phased Easing of Restrictions for Iowa’s Long-Term Care Facilities

By: BrownWinick | 06.10.2020

  The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) began implementing guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the phased reopening of Iowa’s long-term care facilities on March 13, 2020. On June 4, 2020, IDPH and IDA issued the Iowa Guidance on Phased Read…