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A touching visitation experience

Employing strict social distancing policies has been the norm at nursing homes, especially as some states began allowing outdoor visits at long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, such policies still prevented physical contact with residents.

House probes SNFs and CMS

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an inquiry into the federal government and five of the largest nursing home operators for their responses during the pandemic.

CMS resumes staff reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has ended an emergency waiver and is requiring nursing homes to submit staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) system by Aug. 14, according to a memo released by the agency in late June.

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