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CMS Best Practices Toolkit for Nursing Homes to Combat COVID-19
Recently, the CMS released a toolkit to combat the COVID-19 pandemic within nursing homes. The toolkit builds upon previous actions taken by CMS, which provide a wide range of tools and guidance to states, healthcare providers and others during the public health emergency. Additionally, CMS has contracted with 12 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) to work with providers, community partners, beneficiaries, and caregivers on data-driven quality improvement initiatives designed to improve the quality of care for beneficiaries across the United States. The QIN-QIOs are reaching out to nursing homes across the country to provide virtual technical assistance for homes that have an opportunity for improvement based on an analysis of previous citations for infection control deficiencies using publicly available data found on Nursing Home Compare. This effort augments the CMS's five-part plan to ensure safety and quality in America’s nursing homes and recent agency efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 within these facilities.
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Bibliography on Dementia Care Management and Intellectual Disability
An extensive annotated