QSO Memo 20-24 Guidance for Processing Attestation Statements from Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Temporarily Enrolling as Hospitals during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Key points: CMS waivers adopted under the 1135 emergency waiver authority create additional flexibilities to allow enrolled ASCs to temporarily enroll as hospitals and to provide hospital services to help address the urgent need to care for patients. This memorandum outlines the steps for processing attestations and certification kits for existing Medicare certified ASCs that…

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QSO Memo 20-13 Revised (Hospitals and CAHs)

Please share this announcement with individuals in the following roles: CEO, COO, CNO, Chief Medical Officer Quality Director Infection Control Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Accreditation Coordinator CMS QSO-20-13 Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 – Revised  Key points: CMS has waived a number of requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act…

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QSO Memo 20-21 CLIA: Laboratory guidance during COVID-19 public health emergency

March 26, 2020 – CMS is issuing this memorandum to laboratory surveyors to provide important guidance to surveyors and laboratories during the COVID-19 public health emergency, such as: CMS’ Exercise of enforcement discretion to ensure pathologists may review pathology slides remotely if certain defined conditions are met Ensuring that laboratories located in the United States…

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