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.
The investigation was disclosed in mid-June and targets the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, along with Genesis HealthCare, Life Care Centers of America, Ensign Group, SavaSeniorCare and Consulate Health Care. Lawmakers sent letters to the entities requesting various information in regard to their responses to COVID-19.
The letters call on the companies to provide information about their ownership and organizational structures, as well as detailed lists of long-term care facilities they own and operate. Lawmakers also requested resident demographic information, confirmed or suspected cases at facilities, supply information about personal protective equipment, complaint information, compensation for executives, and revenues.
The subcommittee is also seeking information regarding CMS’s enforcement and supply actions.