On June 1, 2020, CMS released QSO 20-31-NH memo detailing the enhanced enforcement penalties that facilities now face for deficiency citations related to infection control violations. This session will focus on the factors that drive the penalty assessment, criteria used, penalties assessed and how the NHSN COVID-19 Weekly Reporting Data is used.
Understand the factors that drive the penalties that will be assessed for infection control.
Understand the criteria and penalties resulting from infection control noncompliance at the different scope and severity levels.
Understand the additional COVID-19 survey activities CMS will be conducting.
Understand the expanded survey activities and how CMS will prioritize expanded survey activities.