Troubled Kansas nursing home removed from Medicare program

Every resident has tested positive for COVID-19
Virus Outbreak Kansas
Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 18:28:22-04

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home where every resident has tested positive for the coronavirus in a rural Kansas county with the state’s highest infection rate is losing its federal Medicare funding.

The lack of masks among workers at the Andbe Home in Norton County was cited this week in a scathing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report.

The agency said the facility faces $14,860 in fines and that it will lose Medicare funding effective Nov. 18.

Sixty-one residents of the home and about three dozen staff members have been infected, and at least 10 have died.