CMS Resumes Survey Activity 

CMS Resumes Survey Activity 

CMS announced on August 17 that they will resume survey and enforcement activity, including standard surveys, revisits, and complaints triaged from non-IJ medium up through IJ. CMS has also announced that Plans of Correction are no longer suspended, and outlined a plan for the enforcement remedies that were suspended in March. CMS has expanded the ability for state agencies to clear plans of correction through desk review and instructs survey agencies to resume on-site activity as soon as they have adequate staff and PPE to do so. RCS has not yet released any information on when they will be able to resume surveys. LeadingAge Washington requested that surveyors submit to testing at some consistent cadence  since March/April.  We’ve recently been assured that surveyors will be tested and that RCS is working on a policy with the state’s Human Resources department.  Once the policy is available, we will share it with members so can have some confidence that surveyors are not asymptomatic carriers when in your communities.

You can find the analysis from LeadingAge including the full QSO memo here.




Alyssa Odegaard- Vice President, Public Policy 

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