The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a number of additional and updated documents related to the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) review choice demonstration (RCD). Included in these documents are:
Additional information about the IRF RCD can be found on the CMS IRF RCD web page.
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is distributing a reissue of the COVID-19 FAQ About Modifications to MedAdmin Requirements. The purpose of this communication is to provide updated information. It states, “Training for non-oral routes of medication administration that is permitted to be provided by a certified trainer can be conducted remotely using video telecommunication technology until November 11, 2023, but must be live, not recorded.”
Read the full FAQ here.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document that addresses how their review contractors (Medicare Administrative Contractors, Recovery Audit Contractors, and the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor) will conduct medical reviews after the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Read the FAQ here.
ODP Announcement 20-114 provides an updated timeline on Medication Administration training requirements as it pertains to the “Modified” and “Standard” courses offered by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ODP allowed staff who are required to take the Standard Medication Administration Training Course (“Standard Course”) to take the Modified Medication Administration Training Course (“Modified Course”) until December 31, 2021.
Because the effects of the pandemic are ongoing, staff can continue to take the Modified Course in place of the Standard Course until July 31, 2022.
The Department previously required that staff who took the Modified Course in lieu of the Standard Course complete the Standard Course no later than December 31, 2022. Please be advised that this deadline has been extended to July 31, 2023.
Beginning August 1, 2022, staff persons must take the Standard Course.