CMS recommends criteria for assessing and reopening nursing homes

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CMS recommends criteria for assessing and reopening nursing homes tjordan_drupal May 19, 2020

In response to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday recommended criteria for state and local officials who are considering how to mitigate risks.

The agency addresses the following factors: case status in a nursing home; adequate staffing levels; access to adequate testing; access to personal protective equipment; visitor guidelines; and local hospital capacity. In addition, the CMS guidance includes a three-phase reopening process for nursing homes and a FAQ document.

Read more    Source: aha.org

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