COVID-19 Nursing Home Commission Issues Final Recommendations; Addresses Issues Relevant to Hospice Care in Facilities

In response to the ongoing and widespread impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on nursing home residents throughout the country, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized creation of an independent National Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes to address safety and quality in nursing homes in relation to…

NAHC Conveys Hospice Concerns to National Nursing Home Commission

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urging the independent National Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (the Commission) to ensure that residents of nursing homes have access to hospice care, whether in the form of safe, in-person visits or by telehealth communication. In response to the ongoing and widespread…