CMS Announces Independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
(June 26, 2020) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the MITRE Corporation has published the membership of the independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
. The commission will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes. Based on its assessment, the commission will make recommendations on actions and best practices for immediate and future actions. Dr. Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD, CMD, AGSF, FAAHPM, FACP; medical director, post-acute care, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas, is a member of the 25-member commission. The Kansas Hospital Association congratulates Dr. Kalendar-Rich on her appointment to the commission and thanks her for her service.