CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced they will provide a targeted approach for additional resources to nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspot areas. 

CMS reports that plans include the following:

  • Deployment of Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to nursing homes in the hotspot areas.
  • Implementation of an enhanced survey process tailored to meet the specific concerns of hotspot areas.
  • Coordination of federal, state and local efforts to leverage all available resources to these facilities.

CMS reports the purpose of these efforts is to target facilities with known infection control issues by providing resources and support that will help them improve quality and safety and protect vulnerable Americans.

To view the press release from CMS, CLICK HERE.

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