SNFs Upset CMS Allows Nursing Home Visitation During Omicron

By Michelle M. Stein, Dorothy Mills-Gregg / January 10, 2022 at 6:29 PM
Nursing homes say a new CMS guidance opening visitation for residents during the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic should be reversed, but CMS appears to be standing firm on visitation rights and beneficiary advocates say visitation is necessary and lockdowns earlier in the pandemic did not work. At the same time, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that shorter isolation periods for those with COVID-19 aren’t meant for nursing home staff or those visiting such facilities...

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