CMA To Nursing Homes: Hike Staffing, Safety Measures To Fight COVID-19

By Maya Goldman / February 22, 2021 at 4:45 PM
The Center for Medicare Advocacy says in a new report that nursing homes could better protect themselves from COVID-19 by improving training and increasing the hourly wage for nursing home workers, setting federal minimum competency standards for nursing home administrators and reintroducing per-day fines for nursing homes not meeting CMS standards. “Despite many arguments to the contrary, when it comes to protecting the vulnerable older adults living in nursing facilities, COVID-19 is not an uncontrollable force,” the report’s author, CMA’s...

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