CMS & CDC Publish Guidance for Various Types of Healthcare Providers (Long-Term Care Facilities, Hospice, Nursing Homes) about COVID-19
According to the most recent data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors are at the greatest risk for serious illness due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published information for healthcare workforces in Hospice and Nursing Home settings to protect staff and vulnerable patients. In addition to the CMS guidance, the CDC has also published guidance for long-term care facilities and nursing homes as well. For workplaces in these specific areas or similar healthcare settings, please find the related guidance below:
- CMS Guidance for Hospice Providers
- CMS Guidance for Nursing Home Providers
- CDC Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Home Providers
- CDC Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Home Providers
These guidance documents provide critical information and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in these healthcare settings. We will continue to monitor this ongoing situation and provide updates as things change. Please feel free to contact us if you need additional guidance.
Mark Hudson is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark’s work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling (including personnel policies and decisions, workplace investigations, affirmative action program compliance, wage and hour advice, and general employment counseling), labor and employment litigation (including equal opportunity, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and defense of employment-related claims), workplace training (including sexual harassment, workplace civility, bystander intervention, and a myriad of other training topics for supervisor, employee, and human resource professionals), privacy and data security compliance and litigation, and fair housing litigation and compliance.