COVID-19, Payment/economy, Skilled Nursing Facility

CMS allocates resources to SNFs in COVID-19 hotspots

In an attempt to improve quality for SNFs located in hotspot areas, CMS plans to deploy Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) for assistance. QIOs are CMS contractors who work w ith healthcare providers to help them improve the quality of healthcare they provide to Medicare Beneficiaries, according to the CMS press release. Additionally, the survey process will be tailored to address specific concerns of hotspot area SNFs.

For more information about the QIO program, visit: www.qioprogram.org