Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

Title
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)
Memo #
QSO-20-23-ICF/IID & PRTF
Posting Date
2020-03-30
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
CMS is committed to taking critical steps to ensure America’s health care facilities and clinical laboratories are prepared to respond to the threat of the COVID-19. • Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 - CMS is providing additional guidance to intermediate care facilities to help them improve their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revised guidance for visitation. • Coordination with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local public health departments - We encourage all Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) to monitor the CDC website for information and resources and contact their local health department when needed (CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html). and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments - We encourage all Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) to monitor the CDC website for information and resources and contact their local health department when needed (CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/healthcarefacilities/ facilitiesICF/IIDs and PRTFs to help them improve their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revised guidance for visitation. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop C2-21-16 Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850 Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group Ref: QSO-20-23-ICF/IID & PRTF DATE: March 30, 2020 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Quality, Safety & Oversight Group SUBJECT: Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) facilitiesand for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IIDs) to help them improve their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revised guidance for visitation. • Coordination with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health departments -We encourage all ICF/IIDs and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) to monitor the CDC website for information and resources and contact their health department when needed (CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/healthcarefacilities/index.html).