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Materials Available from COVID-19: Advocating for Nursing Home Residents - Part I

April 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, the number of outbreaks in nursing homes is increasing. CMS has issued unprecedented guidance, waivers, and 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.

In Part I of the two-part webinar series, Consumer Voice, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition and Justice in Aging provided 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.

Join us this Friday, April 24th at 2:00pm ET for Part II where we will continue to look at issues affecting residents and include examples of State-level advocacy that are currently underway to influence state action and protect residents.

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If you have not already, act now to tell the White House, Congress, State Legislators, Governors, and CMS that the 2.4 million people in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should not be forgotten!

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