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Physician Law Blog
May 11, 2020

The CMS has Issued a Memorandum Outlining New Guidelines for Nursing Homes

COVID-19 has brought uncertainty and fear into the lives of Americans and the world, and we have seen the country come to a screeching halt in order to slow the spread of this novel coronavirus. Due to the overwhelming increase in COVID-19 infections in long-term care facilities throughout the United States, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of nursing home residents, recently issued a memorandum outlining new guidelines for nursing homes to help control and prevent the spread of the disease.  The CMS is working hand-in-hand with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide nursing homes with guidance how to keep residents safe.