Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities (Revised)
CMS is dedicated to the continued health and safety of patients obtaining care within dialysis facilities to ensure facilities are prepared to respond to the threat of COVID-19. • Dialysis Guidance and Actions - CMS is providing additional guidance to dialysis facilities to help them focus their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 including guidance related to 1135 waivers and Special Purpose Renal Dialysis Facilities (SPRDFs). • Coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments - We ask all dialysis facilities to monitor the CDC website for information and resources and to contact their local health department if needed for local information. (CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html).