The document was issued on June 1, 2020, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The document describes the federal requirements on nursing homes to ensure that they have conducted focused infection control surveys to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since March 6, 2020, CMS has relied on State Survey Agencies to perform these surveys of nursing homes across the country. In this document, CMS informed states that it is initiating a performance-based funding requirement tied to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act supplemental grants for State Survey Agencies. Failure . . .
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