Yesterday (May 13, 2020), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 74-page “toolkit” to help nursing homes mitigate COVID-19 in their facilities. A copy of the CMS publication can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-toolkit-states-mitigate-covid-19-nursing-homes.pdf
The toolkit provides resources dedicated to addressing the very specific challenges facing nursing homes during this crisis. It is to be used by nursing homes, state and local officials, health care providers and anyone else with a role in assisting our most vulnerable during this crisis- nursing home residents. The toolkit provides quality improvement assistance and seeks to help create and implement strategies to combat COVID-19 spread within nursing homes. It provides state-specific resources, where applicable.