CMS Issues Memo - QSO-21-14-ICF/IID & PRTF

November 23, 2021

The Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-21-14-ICF-IID-PRTF (PDF) was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The memo:

  • Reviews guidance for visitation in ICF/IIDs during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The document provides ways an ICF/IID can more safely facilitate in-person visitation and address the psychosocial needs of residents.
  • Encourages a person-centered approach to visits, when possible.
  • Outlines:
    • Visitation types and the expectations surrounding each type.
    • Survey considerations.
    • Available resources.