CMS & CDC Publish Guidance about COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers
March 13, 2020
CMS & CDC Publish Guidance for Various Types of Healthcare Providers (Long-Term Care Facilities, Hospice, Nursing Homes) about COVID-19According to the most recent data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors are at the greatest risk for serious illness due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published information for healthcare workforces in Hospice and Nursing Home settings to protect staff and vulnerable patients. In addition to the CMS guidance, the CDC has also published guidance for long-term care facilities and nursing homes as well. For workplaces in these specific areas or similar healthcare settings, please find the related guidance below: CMS Guidance for Hospice ProvidersCMS Guidance for Nursing Home ProvidersCDC Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Home ProvidersCDC Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Home ProvidersThese guidance documents provide critical information and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in these healthcare settings. We will continue to monitor this ongoing situation and provide updates as things change. Please feel free to contact us if you need additional guidance.
Mark P. A. Hudson