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CMS to launch new tool that compares nursing home vaccination rates

CMS has announced a new tool that will be available on medicare.gov that will allow users to view vaccination rates of staff and residents at nursing homes.

“CMS wants to empower nursing home residents, their families and caregivers with the information they need when choosing care providers for their loved ones. As we continue to work with our partners to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and keep nursing home residents safe, we want to give people a new tool to visualize this data to help them make informed decisions,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.  

“CMS knows that nursing home staff want to protect their residents and is calling on them to get vaccinated now. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and accessible to all at no out-of-pocket cost,” Brooks-LaSure continued.