The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has revised Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-20-39-NH (PDF).
The memo includes the following key updates:
- Facilities must allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents as permitted under the regulations.
- Facilities can no longer limit the frequency and length of visits for residents, the number of visitors, or require advance scheduling of visits.
- Visits should be conducted in a manner that adheres to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention and does not increase risk to other residents.