SARS-COV-2 Point-of-Care Testing Toolkit (11/20)

By CMS - November 12, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), recently announced plans to provide nursing homes with a Point of Care (POC) rapid response testing instrument to bolster each facility’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The data collected through the NHSN system directly supports this initiative by helping to prioritize the nursing homes with testing needs and an increasing number of cases. 

CMS offers:

  • toolkit for nursing homes using point of care devices for SARS-CoV-2 testing as a quick reference guide to important information about testing. UPDATED 11/10/20
  • The methodology describing how facilities are prioritized, and a listing of the facilities
  • A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a recorded webinar