“Reopening Guidance by CMS Wins Praise for Aggressive Stance on Staff, Resident Testing,” by Patrick Connole, Provider
“Amid the state-by-state reopening of the United States while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday issued new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), which quickly won the support of the long term and post-acute care profession for its focus on extreme caution and the call for aggressive testing for staff and residents alike.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Better late than never, but nursing homes are quickly becoming the Covid-19 story. Expect to hear much more about state budget shortfalls financing Medicaid and about CMS’s shortfalls in assuring safe care and re-opening facilities.