Reminder – COVID-19 PHE Waivers Ending This Weekend

On April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new QSO Memo, “Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers.” The Memo states that CMS has continued to review the need for existing emergency blanket waivers throughout the pandemic and believes many need to be terminated.

The first set of waivers will end tomorrow, May 7, 2022 – so make sure you’re on track! Waivers ending:

  • Resident Groups
  • Physician Delegation of Tasks in SNFs/ Physician Visits
  • QAPI activities only focused on Infection Control/ Adverse Events
  • Information Sharing for Discharge Planning
  • Clinical Records

View the list of waivers ending in this CMSCG Blog post.

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