COVID-19’s Deadly Lesson: Time To Revamp Long-Term Care

By Deborah Gastfreund Schuss, Health Affairs Blog, November 17 2020 At age 42, James Reilly has lived in a nursing facility for seven years because of a worsening seizure disorder that struck when he was born. Betsy and Tom Reilly have been by their son’s side each day, gently exercising his limbs, monitoring his oxygen, and being James’ “extra set of eyes” since he cannot speak for himself.

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action

November 17, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action Agency thanks nursing homes whose staff have completed free CMS training, but urges remaining homes to take advantage of this resource Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publicly recognizing the 1,092 nursing homes at which 50% or more of their staff have completed CMS training designed to help staff combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes.

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Trump Administration Announces Medicare Fee-For-Service Estimated Improper Payments Decline by $15 Billion Since 2016

November 16, 2020 **Updated 11/17/20** Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Trump Administration Announces Medicare Fee-For-Service Estimated Improper Payments Decline by $15 Billion Since 2016Continued reduction marks fourth year Medicare FFS improper payment rate has been below 10% The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the Medicare Fee- For-Service (FFS) improper payment rate has continued to decline, reinforcing the Trump Administration and CMS’ commitment to strengthening Medicare and protecting taxpayer dollars.

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