CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

May 4, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified May 5, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently announced a commission that will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission is expected to convene in late May and develop recommendations on three key tasks:

  • Putting nursing home residents first by ensuring they are protected from COVID-19 and improving the responsiveness of care delivery to maximize the quality of life for residents.
  • Strengthening efforts to enable rapid and effective identification and mitigation of COVID-19 transmission (and other infectious disease) in nursing homes; and
  • Enhancing strategies to improve compliance with infection control policies in response to COVID-19.
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