OIG: Two-Fifths Of Nursing Home Residents Had Or Likely Had COVID-19

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / June 22, 2021 at 7:11 PM
The HHS Office of the Inspector General found about 40% of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes had or probably had COVID-19 -- with dually eligible residents and Black, Hispanic and Asian beneficiaries more likely to contract it. The inspector general suggests CMS do more analysis by looking at Medicare claims data in order to better protect nursing home residents moving forward. The OIG report released Tuesday (June 22) comes nearly two weeks after CMS publicly released nursing home COVID-19 vaccination...

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