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  • Ritu Shah

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas

Dear Pharmacists,

Here is more information on additional resources by CMS to nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspot areas for you and your patients:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s targeted approach to provide additional resources to nursing homes in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hotspot areas. 

Specifically, CMS will be deploying Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) across the country to provide immediate assistance to nursing homes in the hotspot areas as identified by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

QIOs are CMS contractors who work with healthcare providers to help them improve the quality of healthcare they provide to Medicare Beneficiaries.

In addition, the agency is implementing an enhanced survey process tailored to meet the specific concerns of hotspot areas and will coordinate federal, state and local efforts to leverage all available resources to these facilities.

For more information:

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