Skilled Nursing Facility

Federal government to send 18 million COVID-19 tests to nursing homes

The federal government announced plans on September 28 to send an 18 million rapid COVID-19 tests to nursing homes from Abbott Laboratories.

The deployment of these tests comes after CMS updated the requirements for staff testing in late-August, requiring routine testing of staff based on community spread.

In addition to the 18 million allotted for nursing homes, 15 million will be sent to assisted living facilities, and 10 million to home health and hospice providers.