Please be aware of the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared yesterday about
COVID-19, or Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, and actions being taken in response to the spread of this virus.
A brief highlight of the announcement:
"Today's actions, taken together, represent a call to action across the health care system," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. "All health care providers must immediately review their procedures to ensure compliance with CMS' infection control requirements, as well as the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We sincerely appreciate the proactive efforts of the nursing home and hospital associations that have already galvanized to provide up-to-the-minute information to their members. We must continue working together to keep American patients and residents safe and healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19."