CMS QSO Memo re: Coronavirus and Healthcare Facility Expectations (2/20)

By CMS - February 10, 2020

Memo #20-09-ALL

Posting Date 2020-02-06

Fiscal Year 2020

Summary

  • Information Regarding Patients with Possible Coronavirus Illness: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued information on the respiratory illness caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Links to these documents are provided.
  • Healthcare Facility Expectations: CMS strongly urges the review of CDC’s guidance and encourages facilities to review their own infection prevention and control policies and practices to prevent the spread of infection.