• Project Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the second year of a three year pilot project
to improve assessment of infection control and prevention regulations in Long Term Care (LTC) facilities, hospitals, and during
transitions of care. All surveys during the pilot will be educational surveys (no citations will be issued) and will be conducted
by a national contractor.
• Second Year Activities: Using draft surveyor Infection Control Worksheets (ICWS) based on the new Long Term Care regulation
as well as a revised hospital surveyor ICWS, 40 hospital surveys will be paired with surveys of LTC facilities, in order to
provide an opportunity to assess infection prevention during transitions of care. In addition, CMS will pilot technical assistance
opportunities for facilities in efforts to improve their infection control programs to meet these new regulations. The draft
ICWSs are attached to provide transparency of CMS pilot expectations.