A Joint Webinar of the Consumer Voice, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition, and Justice in Aging
As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, the number of outbreaks in nursing homes is increasing. CMS has issued unprecedented guidance, waivers, adn restrictions on resident protections; and has expanded coverage and flexibility through Medicare and Medicaid. At the same time, State and local governments have also issued orders and taken sometimes controversial actions to try to stem the spread of this virus. The impact on long-term care residents has been tremendous.
Join the Consumer Voice, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition, and Justice in Aging for a two-part examination of some of the major issues impacting nursing home residents right now at the national and state levels. Part I will include an overview and discussion about the changing landscape of federal actions, as well as advocacy that our collective organizations have been engaged in with CMS and Congress. Part II will continue the look at issues affecting residents and include example of State-level advocacy that are currently underway to influence state action and protect residents.