CMS Issues Reopening Guidance for Nursing Homes

Published: 05/19/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance for state and local officials to support the safe reopening of nursing homes across the country.  The guidance details critical steps nursing homes and communities should take prior to relaxing restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including rigorous infection prevention and control, adequate testing, and surveillance. 

CMS is recommending:

  • Nursing homes do not advan

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