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August 17, 2020

Health Law Daily

CMS Fines More Than 3,400 Nursing Homes Over $15M For COVID-19 Violations

  • August 17, 2020

Modern Healthcare (8/14, Subscription Publication) reported CMS “fined more than 3,400 nursing homes over $15 million during the COVID-19 emergency for not following infection control guidelines or reporting data about the virus, the agency said Friday.” After “several COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes, federal officials allowed state inspectors to prioritize infection control problems during their investigations.” CMS “said inspectors surveyed more than 99% of nursing homes since early March, finding more than 180 violations caused or were likely to cause serious injury or death.”