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Nursing Home Commission Recommends Improvements for U.S. Covid-19 Response

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An ambulance pulls up outside of the Cobble Hill Health Center on April 18, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.


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An independent commission set up by the Trump administration to assess the impact of Covid-19 on nursing homes released dozens of recommendations on Wednesday but also revealed divisions over how to respond to the crisis.

The final report from the commission, which was established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in April, recommended immediate improvements to systems for testing and supplies of protective equipment, and changes for safe visitation, among other steps.

“To reduce suffering and to save the lives of residents and staff, CMS can implement or initiate the commission’s actionable recommendations in relatively short order,” the report said.

But the report does little to raise standards or ensure accountability for nursing homes, said some members

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