Nursing Homes Face Enhanced Enforcement Actions Based on COVID-19 Reporting and Inspections
As previously reported, all nursing homes are required to inform residents, families, and representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities and to report COVID-19 cases and deaths directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has also issued a memorandum to state survey agencies instructing them on the performance of on-site surveys of nursing homes with past or reported COVID-19 cases for the purpose of identifying and correcting violations of longstanding infection control practices. CMS will impose civil monetary penalties and other enforcement actions to ensure that deficiencies are addressed. More information can be found here.