Without Funding and Resources, CMS’s New Nursing Home Testing Rule a ‘Hollow Requirement’

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Without the funds and the resources needed to meet COVID-19 testing recommendations, the federal government’s guidance on reopening nursing homes could create more confusion for skilled nursing facilities — and more challenges on top of the considerable strain they already face in combating the spread of the illness.

“At a high level, I really think this is a bit of a hollow requirement,” David Grabowski, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), told Skilled Nursing News on May 20. “You’re telling nursing homes and states to test

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