This memorandum provides recommendations for State and local officials to help them determine the level of mitigation needed for their communities’ Medicare/Medicaid certified long term care facilities (hereinafter, ‘nursing homes”) to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
We encourage State leaders to collaborate with the state survey agency, and State and local health departments to decide how these and other criteria or actions should be implemented in their state.
Examples of how a State may choose to implement these recommendations include:
– A State requiring all facilities to go through each phase at the same time (i.e., waiting until all facilities have met entrance criteria for a given phase).
– A State allowing facilities in a certain region (e.g., counties) within a state to enter each phase at the same time.
– A State permitting individual nursing homes to move through the phases based on each nursing home’s status for meeting the criteria for entering a phase.
Nursing Home Reopening Guidance for State and Local Officials. Baltimore, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2020, 10 p.
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