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CMS To Cite Nursing Homes Refusing Visits, Beneficiary Advocates Agree

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 24, 2020 at 5:36 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma warned in an op-ed earlier this month that nursing homes restricting visitors without a reasonable health or safety reason will face citations, after the agency issued guidance telling nursing homes to again allow visitation . Beneficiary advocates applaud the move. In an op-ed for the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Sept. 17, Verma said CMS has directed inspectors to site any nursing home that limits visitation without a health or safety reason. “Nursing homes that...


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