CMS COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey for Acute & Continuing Care

A pre-recorded Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources webinar.

On March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency, which triggered the Secretary’s ability to authorize waivers or modifications of certain requirements pursuant to section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act). Under section 1135(b)(5) of the Act, CMS is prioritizing surveys, including infection control surveys. This webinar will discuss those infection control surveys and highlight the following topics related to the survey:

  • Entering the Facility/Triage/Registration
  • Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions (TBPs)
  • Hand Hygiene
  • PPE
  • Aerosol Generating Procedures
  • Standards, Policies and Procedures
  • Infection Surveillance
  • Education, Monitoring, and Screening of Staff
  • Emergency Preparedness – Staffing in Emergencies

Additional resources:

This is informational material and does not constitute legal advice regarding any specific situation.