The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the following memo on March 23, 2020, regarding the CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes, which includes the survey tool and corresponding guidance. This survey tool must be used to investigate compliance of F880 and determine whether facilities are implementing proper infection prevention (IP) and control practices to prevent the development and transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and infections.
HSAG's team of infection preventionists has created a mini-webinar series to assist nursing homes with the CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes. The series highlights the components of the survey along with guidance. Each section is about 10 minutes in length and meant to be reviewed with nursing home staff members in sections, possibly during daily huddles.