Understanding the factors that have contributed to high penetration rates of COVID-19 in select nursing homes is essential to the development of strategies and policies that will help prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an additional $15 billion distribution, targeted at providers serving Medicaid and CHIP recipients. Included among these recipients are eligible assisted living facilities that serve Medicaid residents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of unprecedented change in the world’s healthcare landscape. Some of these changes may be temporary – lasting only until a vaccine or widespread testing is available – but others will have secured their place with consumers and will become permanently woven into the fabric of the healthcare system. There is an increased sense of uneasiness in visiting medical office buildings, urgent care sites, and hospitals, especially for routine checkups and minor ailments. Despite this apprehension, the level of care needed to support the United States’ population has not subsided.