|Electronic Visit Verification
|Ended on 3/21/2020
Well, there you go, the president has just waived the obligation to serve people with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs, This waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid allows states to admit people living in their homes but needing care, and hospitalized people into nursing homes to free up their hospital bed for someone deemed as "needing it more".
This is the same waiver we have been calling out as a violation of civil rights law. It is covered thoroughly in the National Council on Disability report to the President 10 months ago Preserving Our Freedom: Ending Institutionalization of People with Disabilities During and After Disasters https://ncd.gov/publications/2019/preserving-our-freedom
Oh, and visitors won't be allowed in nursing homes..."
EVV is a human rights violation