The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued expansive guidance on the best ways to conserve personal protection equipment, such as gowns and masks, as supply shortages became a massive concern for frontline workers early in the coronavirus outbreak.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed the release of an updated Minimum Data Set — another indicator of how the agency was refocusing its resources on efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
Nursing homes were directed to prohibit all visitors to its facilities and cease all communal dining under federal guidance issued March 13. The directive aimed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is 10 times more deadly than the common flu.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed in February that it is in the process of revising the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review regulations. It would be the rule’s first major update since the 1990s.