The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the states, and all other regulators should vigorously enforce all regulations in long-term services and supports (LTSS) facilities and home care w
Federal and state licensing standards should require that nursing facilities and assisted living/residential care settings have well-developed, feasible, and practiced emer
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health cri
Health care providers and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Federal and state governments should encourage coverage and payment of telehealth services for eligible beneficiaries to improve access and the quality of
Preparation and planning at the federal, state, and local level are essential for protecting populations through all types of public health eme