CMS to Increase Test Kit Allocation to Nursing Homes  

CMS to Increase Test Kit Allocation to Nursing Homes  

After ongoing conversations with HHS, LeadingAge National has learned that CMS is planning to send additional antigen test kits to nursing homes. We understand that an additional 5 million tests will be sent based on county prevalence and resident and staff counts reported to NHSN. The additional supply may not meet the entire need but will help close the gap. We are continuing to advocate for more test kits. These additional test kits will be the oral-pharyngeal Celltrion POC tests. We do not have additional details but will share them as soon as we do. We encourage you to continue to also reach out to your state or local health department and suppliers for additional vaccines, which we know are in short supply.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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January 26, 2022