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Barrasso, Lummis express concern over nursing home staffing rule

CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regarding the agency’s proposed minimum staffing standards in nursing homes.

A news release from the Senate delegation’s office said they “disapprove of the administration’s one-size-fits-all approach that does not account for the needs of rural states, such as Wyoming.”

The release said, “Should the proposed rule become a requirement, it will result in nationwide nursing home closures due to pro...


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