Kansas nursing home booted from Medicare program after COVID-19 outbreak, deaths

Medicare is terminating Norton, Kan.-based Andbe Homes involvement in its program since Nov. 18 after all 62 of its residents were infected with COVID-19 and at least 10 passed away, reports The Kansas City Star..

CMS sent the center a letter Oct. 26 informing it of the termination, and a short-lived administrator was designated to the assisted living home Oct. 28. The facility did not take advised infection avoidance procedures after the first 2 locals tested favorable Oct. 5, according to an evaluation report shown The Star..

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Editors note: Beckers has actually connected to Andbe Home and will upgrade the report as more information appears..

A property surveyor sent to the facility Oct. 17 discovered some staff members without masks connecting with homeowners, and one resident told the recruiter he was never provided a mask..

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” The facility failed to stop communal dining or place all locals on quarantine up until Oct. 7, two days after the preliminary favorable results,” the report stated. “The facility failed to evaluate all of the residents in the center up until Oct. 12.”.

Erica Carbajal –
Friday, October 30th, 2020
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