Testing frequency, policies, and practices

CMS Interim Final Rule for LTC COVID-19 Testing Requirements and Survey Tool (Sept. 4 revision, PDF)

Testing guidance for CMS mandate (AHCA and NCAL, PDF)

  • When to test (community activity levels, symptomatic testing, outbreak testing, routine testing)
  • Who to test
  • Frequency
  • Vendor
  • Policies and procedures
  • Training in collection, test types
  • Standing orders
  • Documentation

Comprehensive resources (tool kits, including testing)