Pandemic Flexibilities in Long-Term Care

Key Resources

“Long-Term Care Policy After COVID-19 – Solving the Nursing Home Crisis.” Werner, R., Hoffman, A., Coe, N. The New England Journal of Medicine. September 3, 2020. Available at

“Commission Final Report.” Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.September 2020. Available here

“Strengthening Nursing Home Policy for the Postpandemic World: How Can We Improve Residents’ Health Outcomes and Experiences?” Grabowski, D. The Commonwealth Fund. August 20, 2020. Available at

“Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19.” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. August 20, 2020. Available at

“CMS Payment Policies & Regulatory Flexibilities During COVID-19 Emergency.” American Medical Association. August 17, 2020. Available at

“Regulatory Changes to Medicare in Response to COVID-19.” Podulka, J., Blum, J. The Commonwealth Fund. August 4, 2020. Available at

“Early Impact of CMS Expansions of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19.” Verma, S. Health Affairs. July 15, 2020. Available at

“Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard.” AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, The SCAN Foundation. 2020. Available at

Additional Resources

“Experiences of Nursing Home Residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Montgomery, A., Slocum, S., Stanik, C., Altarum. October 1, 2020.

“The Overlooked COVID Crisis in America’s Assisted Living Facilities.” Paulin, E. AARP. September 29, 2020.

“Verma: CMS Will Mull Which COVID-19 Flexibilities May Stick Around Post-Pandemic.” Minemyer, P. Fierce Healthcare. September 21, 2020. Available at

“AARP Answers: Nursing Homes and the Coronavirus.” Markowitz, A. American Association for Retired Persons. September 17, 2020. Available at

“Telemedicine: What Should the Post-Pandemic Regulatory and Payment Landscape Look Like?” Mehrota, A., Wang, B., Snyder, G. The Commonwealth Fund. August 5, 2020. Available at

“Key Questions About Nursing Home Regulation and Oversight in the Wake of COVID-19.” Musumeci, M., Chidambaram, P. Kaiser Family Foundation. August 3, 2020. Available at

“Building the Long-Term Care System of the Future: Will the COVID-19 Nursing Home Tragedies Lead to Real Reform?” Chernof, B., Mann, C. Health Affairs. July 31, 2020. Available at

“Telehealth: Delivering Care Safely During COVID-19.” U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. July 15, 2020.  Available at

“Solving the COVID-19 Crisis in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care.” Laxton, C., Nace, D., Nazir, A. The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. June 16, 2020. Available at

“Reimagining the Nursing Home Industry After the Coronavirus.” Eaton, J. AARP. June 8, 2020. Available at

“More Flexibility Still Needed in Health Care for COVID-19 Response.” Schaefer, N. The Heritage Foundation. June 8, 2020. Available at

“Grappling With COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities.” Strohman, A. American Action Forum. May 15, 2020. Available at

“COVID-19 Issues and Medicaid Policy Options for People Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports.” Musumeci, M., Chidambaram, P. Kaiser Family Foundation. April 16, 2020. Available at

“COVID-19 Helpful Links.” National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care. 2020. Available at

“Medicare & Coronavirus.” U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2020. Available at