CMS Issues COVID-19 Guide For Nursing Homes, Hospitals; 15,000 Inspections Likely

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / March 4, 2020 at 6:38 PM
CMS released guidance and action steps to improve how nursing homes and hospitals prevent and treat COVID-19 after meeting with members of the long-term care industry on Wednesday (March 4) -- a move expected to result in state surveyors inspecting at least 15,000 nursing homes across the country. The majority of the deaths in the United States from the illness have occurred at a nursing home in Washington state, concerning stakeholders about the risk coronavirus poses to older adults. CMS...

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