CMS Unveils Several New Initiatives to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19

Published: 07/23/2020

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced several new initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

New Funding

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will devote $5 billion of the Provider Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Medicare-certified long term care facilities and state veterans’ homes (“nursing homes”), to build nursing home skills

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