CMS Issues Revised Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

Published: 09/21/2020

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance addressing visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to CMS, nursing homes have been severely impacted by COVID-19, with outbreaks causing high rates of infection, morbidity, and mortality. The vulnerable nature of the nursing home population combined with the inherent risks of congregate living in a healthcare setting have required aggressive efforts to limit COVID-19 exposure and t

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