ABC News: Feds Unveil Plan to Reduce Suffering for Nursing Home Residents and Staff Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, September 17, 2020
An independent commission set up by the Trump administration has unveiled a host of recommendations it says could help nursing homes “reduce the suffering and to save the lives of residents and staff” as they continue to wage a deadly battle against the coronavirus, though some critics say the commission didn’t go far enough to help America’s most vulnerable because it does not address enforcement of federal quality of care standards.
Eric Carlson, directing attorney at Justice in Agin and one of the Commission’s members, did not endorse the report. “With limited exceptions, these recommendations and action steps do not address accountability of nursing homes and their operators,” said Carlson in a statement. “The result is an imbalanced report that gives a misleading impression of CMS’s role. “