51 lost lives: A portrait of the pandemic’s tragic toll in America’s nursing homes

By Debbie Cenziper, Alexa Mikhail, Cadence Quaranta, Daniel Konstantino and Alice Crites, The Washington Post, December 22 2020 They had survived so much already — war and dust storms, cancer and poverty, lost eyesight, lost spouses, lost memories — and still went on to find moments of grace inside the corridors of America’s nursing homes. In Windsor, Conn., Johnny James ate chocolate bars with his visiting great-grandchildren.

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New Measures Under Consideration Mark a Milestone for CMS’s Reimagined Quality Strategy to Increase Digital Innovation and Reduce Burden

December 22, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations CMS Media Inquiries New Measures Under Consideration Mark a Milestone for CMS’s Reimagined Quality Strategy to Increase Digital Innovation and Reduce Burden Measures advance better quality care The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today unveiled its 2020 list of quality and efficiency measures under consideration. Quality measures are tools the agency uses to collect data from providers on the effectiveness, safety, efficiency, and timeliness of care beneficiaries receive.

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