May 14, 2020

CMS Issues Best Practices Toolkit for Nursing Facilities in Response To COVID-19

On May 13, the CMS released a toolkit to provide guidance and direction to nursing facilities, as well as governmental agencies that provide oversight to such facilities, with additional resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit does not replace or serve as a substitute for CMS requirements and policy; rather, it sets forth best practices assembled from a variety of health care providers, state COVID-19 task forces, and private associations intended to serve as a resource to address issues experienced by nursing facilities related to the spread of COVID-19.