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Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services FAQs for State Survey Agency & Accrediting Organization COVID-19 Survey Suspension

Published: March 13, 2020

CMS issued an FAQ document about the suspension of survey activity for certain non-emergency state survey inspections due to COVID-19 and what it means for state surveyors, healthcare facilities, patients, caregivers and accrediting organizations.

Memo from CMS: Suspension of Survey Activities

Published: March 4, 2020

This CMS memo to state survey agency directors announces the immediate suspension of non-emergency inspections to allow inspectors to focus on the most serious health and safety threats, such as COVID-19, and provides guidelines for the inspection process in situations when COVID-19 cases are suspected.