LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

CMS Releases Revised QSO on Testing
This afternoon (March 10), CMS released revised testing guidance in QSO-20-38-NH-Revised. LeadingAge Iowa will be revising process maps and resources in the near future for members. Until then, the revisions to the QSO are summarized below.  

The QSO added the definition for “up-to-date” meaning a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. 

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CMS Releases Revised Visitation QSO Memo

In addition to the revised testing QSO, CMS released a revised QSO memo on visitation (QSO-20-39-NH).  The visitation QSO revisions are outlined below. 

CMS added the definition for “up-to-date” meaning a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. 

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