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.

Danielle Dietrich is a healthcare and litigation attorney in Tucker Arensberg’s Long Term Care Practice Group. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.  Danielle can be reached via email: ddietrich@tuckerlaw.com, telephone: 412-594-5605 or on Twitter at @DLDietrich.