CMS Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have a Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

May 21, 2020
Policy Snapshot

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing homes across the country. The recommendations would allow states to make sure nursing homes are continuing to take the appropriate and necessary steps to ensure resident safety and are opening their doors when the time is right. This also serves to help states and nursing homes reunite families with their loved ones in a safe, phased manner.

CMS Guidance   

CMS Frequently Asked Questions

The Society has also released guidance on reopening facilities which can be found here.