COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control Deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes [open pdf - 152KB]
From the Background: "The coronavirus presents a unique challenge for nursing homes. Therefore, CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] is using every tool at our disposal to protect our nation's most vulnerable citizens and aid the facilities that care for them. Since the pandemic began, CMS, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has provided ongoing technical guidance and assistance to all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers, including nursing homes. Nursing homes have been ground zero for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. As the data from our required COVID-19 reporting from nursing homes indicates, additional immediate action is necessary to safeguard the health and safety of residents."
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/