CMS Releases Guidance Regarding End of COVID Staff Vaccination Requirements and Other Protocols

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new regulatory memo QSO-23-13-ALL entitled Guidance for Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. The memo outlines each waiver CMS put into place during COVID-19 and how the end of the PHE will affect those waivers. Additionally, the memo outlines timelines for certain regulatory requirements issued through the PHE. This memo applies to Long Term Care, Intermediate Care Facilities, and other provider types.