By Sara
The Office of US Senator Jon Tester 

Tester, Barrasso, Hickenlooper, Daines Push Biden Administration to Better Address Rural Nursing Home Staffing Shortages


January 25, 2023

In their continued effort to ensure seniors across rural America have access to quality long-term care, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and Steve Daines (R-MT) sent a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to express concerns about CMS’ intent to issue staffing mandates for nursing homes. In the letter, the Senators discourage CMS from taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach and instead urge them to address the significant workforce shortages affecting rural America.

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