Nursing Homes In COVID-19 Crosshairs: More Help Or More Oversight?

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / April 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Nursing homes’ emergence as a key COVID-19 hotspot has put long-term care facilities in policy makers’ crosshairs, but with competing targets: The government and Congress are responding to the industry’s call for additional resources and regulatory flexibility to respond to the immediate crisis, yet Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) holds up COVID-19 as all the more reason to hike federal oversight of nursing homes. On Wednesday (April 22), the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted...

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