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August 12, 2020

Welcome to the Verisys Weekly Newsletter highlighting the COVID-19 regulatory updates between Aug 5 - 11, 2020.  

Verisys' Compliance Team gathers information from a variety of state and federal sources and updates our COVID-19 Resource Page daily with those updates. We have compiled the most recent updates from the past week in this email to assist your organization in serving patients during the pandemic and maintaining compliance as you bring additional providers on board to serve on the frontlines.

FEDERAL  
 
1135 waivers: The following state(s) submitted an additional 1135 waiver request to CMS. The approved waivers have been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Unless otherwise stated, all waivers are retroactively effective March 1, 2020.  
 
Iowa (approved 08/07/2020)  
• Temporarily allow payment for personal care services rendered by legally responsible individuals.  
 
Louisiana (approved 08/07/2020)  
• A face-to-face encounter does not need to be completed before the start of services.  
 

STATE BOARD REGULATIONS
 
Board of Nursing  
 
Washington  
08/07/2020: Washington Department of Health has released guidance documents for safe start for Long Term-Care Programs:  
-Certified community residential services and support  
-Adult family homes, assisted living facilities & enhanced services facilities  
-Nursing homes and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities  
 
 
Disclaimer:  
This information has been gathered from a variety of sources. Although Verisys has made every effort to provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information, Verisys makes no warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy or reliability of this information. The information is fluid and evolving. Verisys assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.  
 
The information contained in this newsletter comprises all the information that we have found during those dates. It may not constitute a complete list of every regulation instituted by every board during the last week.

Stay well,  
The Verisys Team  
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