CMS issues nursing home COVID-19 toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid yesterday released a new toolkit of best practices to help nursing homes, states and departments of health address the COVID-19 crisis within nursing homes.

The toolkit shares strategies and interventions from front-line providers, state governors’ COVID-19 task forces, associations and other experts, and is intended to serve as a compendium of resources dedicated to tackling the specific challenges facing nursing homes during the pandemic. Among the issues covered in the toolkit, which CMS said it will periodically update, are cleaning and disinfection, testing and workforce and staffing.