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Inside CMS - 03/26/2020

CMS Limits Nursing Home Inspections, Cites Washington Nursing Home

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / March 23, 2020 at 8:21 PM
CMS on Monday (March 23) further limited its nursing home inspection protocol, postponing routine inspections to focus solely on infection control and immediate jeopardy, based on its findings in a Washington state nursing home that experienced a COVID-19 outbreak. “We’ve used our experiences in Kirkland to develop a new inspection approach. We’re also learning from the newest data about the virus and relying on longstanding principles of infection control,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said on Monday. According to CMS, the...


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